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.”
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.
Watch out for images and videos being taken out of context.
The conservative pundit has found a home at rumble.com, a relatively unknown video hosting site.
“This is a measure we put in place in the lead-up to Election Day. We will assess when to lift them afterwards, but they are temporary."
Despite the request, Facebook said it registered an estimated 4.4 million people to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
A Leaked Internal Report Reveals The Wall Street Journal Is Struggling With Aging Readers And Covering Race
The report, obtained by BuzzFeed News, was dated the same month that ongoing tensions between news and opinion sections at Rupert Murdoch’s broadsheet spilled into the public.
Facebook Promised To Label Political Ads, But Ads For Biden, The Daily Wire, And Interest Groups Are Slipping Through
A failure in Facebook's transparency system means some election ads aren't disclosing who paid for them.
In a companywide meeting, Facebook’s CEO said recent content rules banning hate and conspiracy content were implemented because of the US presidential election and that a wide margin of victory for either candidate could prevent violence following the vote.
The company’s back-and-forth on its own policies has created outrage and confusion.
It follows efforts to limit Holocaust denial, voter intimidation, and the QAnon mass delusion.
“How can we possibly be ready to return to the office when this entire process has been so utterly and completely mishandled?”
It Took Facebook More Than A Year — And A Whistleblower — To Remove A Troll Farm Connected To Azerbaijan's Ruling Party
Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang said it took the company a year to pursue an investigation into fake accounts and comments in Azerbaijan.