Facebook on Misinformation
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain
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Turning Point Action Enlists Teenagers In 'troll Farm' Spreading Coordinated Pro-Trump Messaging - The Washington Post
The sprawling operation by Turning Point Action, led by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, evades guardrails put in place to prevent the spread of online disinformation, experts said.
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Facebook Posts Distort Impact Of Biden's Tax Plan On Middle-Income Earners - FactCheck.org
Facebook posts falsely claim that under Joe Biden, the "tax rate on a family making 75000 dollars would go from 12% to 25%." Biden's proposal does not call for a tax increase on those making less than $400,000, though analysts say an increased corporate tax rate could effectively result in a small tax increase for middle-income earners.
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Facebook Tells Elizabeth Warren It Has Two Different Standards For Climate Fact-checking - The Verge
But it says it doesn’t prohibit fact-checking on climate change
Facebook Post Makes Baseless Claim About Bill Gates' Family Ties - FactCheck.org
A Facebook post makes the baseless claim that Bill Gates' mother was related to Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The post also shows an image of a young man who is misidentified as Gates.
Aug 07, 2020, Fri
Sensitive To Claims Of Bias, Facebook Relaxed Misinformation Rules For Conservative Pages
According to internal discussions, Facebook removed "strikes" so that conservative pages were not penalized for violations of misinformation policies.
Pro-Russia Vaccine Misinfo Finds Home In US Facebook Groups
CHICAGO (AP) — A false report claiming five Ukrainians had died after taking an American-made coronavirus vaccine spread in just a matter of days from a small Kremlin-friendly website to an audience of thousands in U.S.-based Facebook groups.
Aug 06, 2020, Thu
Instagram's Algorithm Blocked Negative Hashtags Of Trump, But Not Biden - CNN
A bug in Instagram's algorithm shielded Donald Trump from related hashtags without doing the same for rival Joe Biden
Facebook Fired An Employee Who Collected Evidence Of Right-Wing Pages Getting Preferential Treatment
Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation. And they’re worried about how the company will handle the president’s falsehoods in an election year.
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Archaeologists Defied ISIS. Then They Took On Facebook. - The Atlantic
The Islamic State turned the social platform into a global marketplace for stolen relics—until a group of vigilante archaeologists took matters into their own hands.
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Facebook Spends Big On Lobbying As Key Hearing Nears
Plagued by bipartisan criticisms, an antitrust probe and bills that could impact the company's business model, Facebook is spending big on lobbying.
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The Pioneers of the Misinformation Industry | The New Republic
How thwarted Hollywood ambitions, Silicon Valley hubris, and a long war on objectivity gave rise to Drudge, Breitbart, and other right-wing media insurgents
How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation - The New York Times
Critics say a company policy that exempts opinion articles from fact-checking amounts to a huge loophole for climate change deniers.
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Internal Audit Slams Facebook’s ‘Inadequate’ Civil Rights Approach As Companies Boycott
The two-year audit found Facebook’s recent decisions have resulted in “serious setbacks for civil rights.”
Facebook decisions led to serious setbacks for civil rights – report | Facebook | The Guardian
Two-year audit praises some decisions but was criticises lack of action over Trump posts
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How Facebook wrote its rules to accommodate Trump - The Washington Post
Starting as early as 2015 when Trump was still a candidate, Facebook executives started crafting exceptions for the president and making changes to the company's products to accommodate him. Those changes have transformed the company and the world's information battlefield for years to come.
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