Facebook has come under much scrutiny lately and a lot of criticism. Some of it, people won't care about, but there is a lot going on that could hurt the company in the long term.
It's been evident for years that they are actively targeting conservatives on their platform by censoring, banning, or shadow-banning people and pages.
No one has experienced this more than President Trump.
Add to this the multiple videos released lately by Project Veritas which exposes everything I just mentioned above.
So while Hillary Clinton can try and make the idiotic assumption that Facebook is just trying to help Donald Trump win the next election, history proves a far different view.
Facebook will soon start alerting individuals if they've been "exposed" to false information on their platform. So if for example, they like an article that they later decide is false information.
According to NBC,
Users who have liked, commented on or otherwise reacted to coronavirus misinformation that Facebook has flagged and removed as "harmful" will be directed to a website debunking coronavirus myths from the World Health Organization.
The announcement came in a blog post written by Guy Rosen, Facebook's vice president of integrity.
"We want to connect people who may have interacted with harmful misinformation about the virus with the truth from authoritative sources in case they see or hear these claims again off of Facebook," Rosen wrote.
The new alert will not identify the specific post containing harmful misinformation, according to a Facebook spokesperson, who said the company was relying on research that shows that repeated exposure — even in fact checks — can sometimes reinforce misinformed beliefs.
The biggest problem with this though is when it starts going beyond just coronavirus, because it will. You're going to have this company full of liberals deciding what is factual political information.
Zuckerberg even posted this on Facebook,
I want to share an update on the work we're doing to connect people with accurate information and limit the spread of misinformation about Covid-19. On Facebook and Instagram, we've now directed more than 2 billion people to authoritative health resources via our Covid-19 Information Center and educational pop-ups, with more than 350 million people clicking through to learn more.
We're also continuing our efforts to reduce misinformation. Since the beginning of March, we've expanded our fact-checking coverage to more than a dozen new countries and now work with over 60 fact-checking organizations that review content in more than 50 languages.
If a piece of content contains harmful misinformation that could lead to imminent physical harm, then we'll take it down. We've taken down hundreds of thousands of pieces of misinformation related to Covid-19, including theories like drinking bleach cures the virus or that physical distancing is ineffective at preventing the disease from spreading. For other misinformation, once it is rated false by fact-checkers, we reduce its distribution, apply warning labels with more context and find duplicates. In March, we displayed warnings on about 40 million posts related to Covid-19 based on 4,000 articles reviewed by independent fact-checkers. When people saw those warning labels, 95% of the time they did not go on to view the original content.
We're also launching a new feature called Get The Facts, a section of our Covid-19 Information Center featuring articles written by independent fact-checking partners debunking misinformation about the coronavirus. We will also soon begin showing messages in News Feed to people who previously engaged with harmful misinformation related to Covid-19 that we’ve since removed, connecting them with accurate information.
Through this crisis, one of my top priorities is making sure that you see accurate and authoritative information across all of our apps. I hope all of you are staying safe, healthy and informed.
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