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Facebook manually limited NY Post Hunter Biden story: Report

Facebook manually limited NY Post Hunter Biden story: Report

The Guardian, claiming access to leaked moderation guidelines, alleges that Facebook moderators had to manually intervene to suppress a New York Post story about Hunter Biden. As per the documents, Facebook fact-checkers manually added the article to its queue (rather than the AI fact-checking), and reduced distribution of the article for a short period while reviewing its contents.

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Billy
Billy 4 weeks

Zuckerberg should be fined in the Billions not Millions. Money talks the loudest.

Max Bants
Max Bants 4 weeks

Because of course they did. Zuckerberg and Doesey of Twitter can't control their own mods. They can't control the company they supposedly own.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 4 weeks

"Democracy" sounds great. One person, one vote. On average, it might yield some great policy by government.... But what happens to "Democracy" when a small number of media experts with PhDs in social science, marketing, and advertising are able to craft messages that deceive, expand the presence of some views while suppressing others, and can manipulate mass numbers of people? It becomes a battle between the shepherds for who can best herd their sheep to the polls. This is a nightmare in the founder's eyes. We are being led to the slaughter by people who sell soap... Pick a brand, Biden or Trump... Who sells it best?

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 4 weeks

It is time for the 230 protections to go. Letting these companies move between the protection of a “platform” and then when needed become a “publisher” has allowed them to dance on a line that abuses both. Edit for spelling.

Rof
Rof 4 weeks

Fact checking is essentially the same as editing. Therefore, FB are effectively publishers.

Csaba
Csaba 3 weeks

All the talk about the big 3 tech giants. Not much said that they all can shape public opinion. Simply by what they allow and or promote. . One thing is definate! They will do anything they can to derail Trump.

David
David 3 weeks

"Fact checking" = Censorship. Do you really think that these companies have the truth and your best interests in mind? If so, you're a fool! If this is a BS story, it sure is scaring them and they're going to great lengths to silence it, that should be a clue to you.

Srinivas
Srinivas 3 weeks

Don't fine, 'please' jail the offenders. That's only way to stop these corporates.

Alana
Alana 4 weeks

It’s their platform. They can do what they want when you are on it. That’s the law whether we like it or not.

Jerry
Jerry 3 weeks

Problem is that they have the money to control our representatives. We don't.

Hypnotica
Hypnotica 3 weeks

Conseratives are not shocked at all by this. Leftists expect this kind of support from big tech. Conseratives are rightfully outraged. Leftists refuse to acknowledge the clear and obvious double standard. Moral of the story, remove 230 protections, as big tech has become a threat to our democracy.

Jon
Jon 4 weeks

Did you agree to the Facebook ToS? Then shut up about free speech, they dont claim to be the arbiters of truth. They have the luxury of choosing what they want to exist on their own platform.

parmo
parmo 3 weeks

President Trump has had 4 years to do something about it, strange that he's done nothing. Only Ted Cruz interrogating them in the Senate, but all they do is lie that they are not censoring conservatives

ProveTheVotes
ProveTheVotes 3 weeks

How about just shut down ALL social media platforms? They’re all garbage, they teach teens and preteens about things they shouldn’t know yet, they allow predators access to children, not to mention self obsessed entitled “influencers”, these people are cancer, and now the fact that these platforms have been proven to allow only their own narratives for political reasons and are censoring free speech, they should be banned... the future would be a better place if kids didn’t idolize boys wearing makeup or girls making money off selling pictures of their bootyholes

k0sen
k0sen 3 weeks

As they should. It's just as important to EXCLUDE silly bullshit, as it is to include things.

Doug
Doug 3 weeks

Does this surprise anyone?

Freedom Nuggets
Freedom Nuggets 3 weeks

Zucker Dorsey and Pichai should be changed with terrorism.

Andrew Ainslie
Andrew Ainslie 3 weeks

Wasn't that long ago when a person testified before Congress merely mentioned the name of Trump's son Baron. The screams of outrage could be heard from coast to coast from Republicans. Now explain to me why it's perfectly acceptable to go after Joe Biden's son?😅😂🤣🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

Jim
Jim 3 weeks

No way !

Ironborn Pyke
Ironborn Pyke 4 weeks

Just asking, no just begging for government regulation

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