UPDATE: The Daily Beast asked me for comment on the Facebook announcement.
Here are my remarks:
Liberals control 90% of the information we are force fed every day so it does not surprise me they they want to up that to 98% .
The left likes to call Trump supporters fascists but who are the real fascists? It’s unfortunate for the left that they can’t win over voters with their policies and instead have to resort to these kind of tyrannical tricks.
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After Hillary’s thumping in the November election liberal media outlets immediately initiated an attack on pro-Trump news outlets.
The Washington Post published a significantly flawed report in November on how the Russians used American websites to push anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda in the 2016 election.
The Proposition or Not website included several popular conservative websites in their list of Russian propaganda sites:
The list included:
The website The Washington Post used to smear conservative news organizations changed their story and admitted to lying.
But the damage was done.
The left has continued to pressure social media giants to crack down on the flow of free information since Hillary lost.
Today Facebook announced they would use liberal “fact-check” organizations to label “fake News.”
So now Facebook can control what information you receive.
You will not be allowed to read anything that is not board approved.
Business Insider reported:
Facebook is going to start fact checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in the News Feed, the company announced on Thursday.
The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the U.S. presidential election, like one story that falsely said the Pope had endorsed Donald Trump.
To combat fake news, Facebook has partnered with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network led by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Starting as a test with a small percentage of its users in the United States, Facebook will make it easier to report news stories that are fake or misleading. Once third-party fact checkers have confirmed that the story is fake, it will be labeled as such and demoted in the News Feed.
A company spokesperson told Business Insider that the social network will also use other signals, like algorithms that detect whether a story that appears fake is going viral, to determine if it should label the story as fake and bury it in peoples’ feeds.
“We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third party organizations,” Facebook News Feed chief Adam Mosseri said in a company blog post on Thursday.
A team of Facebook researchers will also review website domains and send sites that appear to be fake or spoofed (like “washingtonpost.co”) to third-party fact checkers, a Facebook spokesperson said. Of the 42 news organizations that have committed to Poynter’s fact-checking code of ethics, Facebook is starting out with the following four Snopes, Factcheck.org, ABC News, and PolitiFact.