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Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump's Election Lies Hasn't Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump’s Election Lies Hasn’t Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Staff (Getty Images) Facebook’s attempt to slow the spread of President Trump’s misinformation and outright lies by affixing warning labels to the content has done little to stop the posts from going viral—and the platform is apparently well aware. Advertisement According to internal conversations reviewed by Buzzfeed News, data scientists in …

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Facebook: Steve Bannon Hasn't Broken Enough Rules to Fill His 'Account Suspension' Punch Card

Facebook: Steve Bannon Hasn’t Broken Enough Rules to Fill His ‘Account Suspension’ Punch Card

Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard (Getty Images) Former Trump advisor and felony fraud defendant Steve Bannon sure has been making headlines this month. First, he called for the murder and public dismemberment of two of the nation’s top officials in his WAR ROOM: Pandemic podcast, leading Facebook and several other social media platforms to remove the episode …

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Facebook Skirted Its Own Misinformation Policies to Avoid Penalizing Conservatives, Trump Family

Facebook Skirted Its Own Misinformation Policies to Avoid Penalizing Conservatives, Trump Family

Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images) In trying to avoid accusations of anti-conservative bias, Facebook has reportedly been bending the rules for high-profile Republicans. Sources told the Washington Post that Facebook has held off on punishing President Donald Trump’s family members and other conservative groups and personalities who repeatedly violate its rules against misinformation, even removing strikes …

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The Big Winner of the Big Tech Senate Hearing Was Google's Sundar Puckeye(sp?)

The Big Winner of the Big Tech Senate Hearing Was Google’s Sundar Puckeye(sp?)

Sundar Pichai testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee via video chat.Screenshot: Gizmodo/C-Span There was a big hearing in the Senate today regarding the future of online speech and the law that allows the web-as-we-know-it to function. Of the three big witnesses at the hearing, Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have expected to be in the …

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Right-Wing Content Flourishes on Facebook Because Fearmongering Has Always Worked, Exec Says

Right-Wing Content Flourishes on Facebook Because Fearmongering Has Always Worked, Exec Says

Photo: Olivier Doulier (Getty Images) Even though right-wing elites repeatedly tout claims of conservative bias on Facebook and other online platforms, in reality, the bulk of data shows the opposite to be true. Per a weekend Politico report, as we near the 2020 presidential election, some of the most engaging posts on Facebook come from …

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