Facebook to remove coronavirus misinformation

Facebook to remove coronavirus misinformation

Facebook has said it will take down misinformation about the coronavirus. This comes after the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency. Facebook said it would remove content about the virus ’with false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities’.

Kyle G
Kyle G 4 months

Why do they get to decide what’s misinformation?

BumperCar 4 months

I don't trust Facebook with this. These super powerful corporations love to listen to China like a good little dog.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 4 months

How did Facebook become experts overnight? Why do they think it's their job to regulate thought (outside of following any local laws for illegal activities)?

Watcher 4 months

Facebook will take down what they dont want you to hear!

Ben B.
Ben B. 4 months

One more reason I quit facebook. Cuckerberg can get f'd

TheMadDane 4 months

With info coming from China, how is anyone supposed to determine what is misinformation? Everything we hear from there might be misinformation.

mantico 4 months

Facebook needs to butt out of censoring of information on their platform. That platform, like Twitter is an online bathroom wall. Anyone can put anything on that bathroom wall. If you start to act like you’re the arbiter of truth or watchman then I got news for yah. Who’s watching the watchman?

Tim S
Tim S 4 months

So China is going to tell fb what to censor. This sounds terrible. Chances are, Chinese censorship had already made this problem a lot worse already and now they'll be able to buy off fb to do the same around the world? How long until fb's official account of the virus is that it was some US bio weapon used by Hong Kong against Chinese civilians, or something equally as crazy (but good for promoting pro government fear in China).

John W
John W 4 months

we kinda already know Chinese government info is downplaying it. how much is the question. early study says it spreads very easily. death rate about the same is SARs. https://youtu.be/Nmrm0mk5928

IvoryDove 4 months

"Stop thinking. We'll do it for you! "

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 4 months

People talking about Facebook being the judge on what's misinformation. Did you guys even read the summary, not even an article, the damn summary. It clearly states that FB will follow what global health organizations tell them is false or erroneous info. Jesus....

npc8472 4 months

I love seeing all the people who complain about fb censorship and then I wonder how many of them have an fb acc. This is one of the many reasons I don't.

IvoryDove 4 months

"We'll eliminate misinformation so you won't have to think!"

FirstCensorshipThenJail 4 months

socalist media publisher run by communists staffed by cultists funded by the oil kingdoms all for the benefit of the Chinese Communist Party and Soros Open Society Foundation's Open Border project. Why do you feel you can trust them? All they do is lie. They straight up lied to Congress. If you cannot trust them to be truthful how can you trust them to determine what you should or should not hear, read or discuss?

flinx101 4 months

Facebook sucking Chinese d*ck again?

..... 4 months

How does Facebook know what's true or not... they don't even allow their people to go to China now... even from a common sense point of view their orwellian ways don't add up.. oops wrongthink!!

Craig 4 months

translated: Facebook to better lock down its Propoganda story on it's silly social platform.

tim 4 months

Don’t censer it. Flag or something to indicate that they feel it’s wrong. Then let it be.

Moogle Joestar
Moogle Joestar 4 months

I just read an article about Zucc saying that their way foward was to embrace freedom of expression. These guys are all over the place aren't they?

AW1990 4 months

no more bat soup memes I guess...

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