Facebook has faced criticism over the way the platform can amplify false reports and has been engaged in an advertising campaign both on and offline declaring: “Fake news is not your friend.”
But it has faced questions about why it continues to allow sites such as InfoWars – which has called the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax – to remain on the platform.
Mark Zuckerberg has once again found himself at the centre of a row, after saying posts from Holocaust deniers should be allowed on Facebook.
…They were not, he said, “intentionally” getting their facts wrong.
…In Myanmar, also known as Burma, Facebook has been accused by UN investigators of facilitating violence against Rohingya Muslims by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech and fake news.
…The comments caused a storm of protest.
Editor of anti-fascist magazine Searchlight Gerry Gable told the BBC: “Zuckerberg could kill much of this dangerous material getting worldwide distribution – but he is a like a spoilt teenager.”
“Because of his financial powers, he just does a bit of tinkering without understanding how this material could inspire crazy people to firebomb synagogues, mosques or churches.”
Even so-called geniuses can be out-of-touch moronic fucktards when they step outside their area of prowess.