Right-wing figures have spread baseless claims that antifa was behind Wednesday’s violent insurrection at the Capitol.
After This Student Died Of COVID-19, He Became The First Person In His Family To Graduate From College
Cody Lyster was one of the youngest people in Colorado to die of the novel coronavirus.
Facebook Says It’s Standing Up Against Apple For Small Businesses. Some Of Its Employees Don’t Believe It.
“It feels like we are trying to justify doing a bad thing by hiding behind people with a sympathetic message."
Roughly 50 fake accounts exploited the conservative social network to shill Trump coins, Trump hats, and CBD oil.
A departing Facebook employee said the social network's failure to act on hate speech “makes it embarrassing to work here.”
Facebook is on track for record ad revenue this year. That’s partly due to its lax approach to stopping scammers, hackers, and disinformation peddlers who buy ads that rip off and manipulate people, say former and current workers.
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday.
“The quantity of these scams is so huge that it's not possible to check them by human labor.”
Internal data shows that labels on President Trump’s posts decrease reshares by about 8%. They still account for some of the most engaging posts on the platform.
Facebook Has A Rule To Stop Calls To Arms. Moderators Didn't Enforce It Ahead Of The Kenosha Shootings.
“What we learned after Kenosha is that Facebook’s call to arms policy didn’t just fail. It was never designed to function properly in the first place.”
Facebook’s CEO also said Steve Bannon’s comments about beheading government officials did not warrant his complete removal from the platform.
Watch out for baseless claims of voter fraud.
The metric, which assesses the potential for danger based on keywords, rose to 580 from 400 this week — a 45% increase.
The president’s son has prematurely claimed victory in Pennsylvania, spread rumors and lies, and, so far, gotten away with it.
Facebook Live Spread Election Conspiracies And Russian State-Controlled Content Despite Employee Fears
The social network’s live video tool has recommended videos featuring misinformation and the hyperpartisan views of Trump allies leading up to and following election day in the US.
There's no evidence for falsehoods designed to call into doubt the legitimacy of the election.
“The online misinformation has been relentless. Have never seen anything like this,” said one local official.
“It's incredibly demoralizing, especially given the cataclysmic state of America, to know that the memes our team is making are being unfairly spiked in the Facebook algorithm.”
Watch out for images and videos being taken out of context.
On the same day Facebook announced only 51% of its employees believed the social network was having a positive impact on the world, a vice president commended their efforts to prepare for the 2020 presidential election.