Facebook and Fakenews

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Apr 13 18 Comments

I hear Facebook is opening up centres to counter #fakenews. There was an article about this as well.

Was this this fake news? On is Facebook really making an effort to sift through all the information it gets? Will this be a manual process? Curious .

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  • Twitter Oomnj
    It isn’t even a hard problem. Most newspapers solved it ages ago by hiring editors, Facebook should do the same, or only show news from trusted sources like cnn, nyt, wapo, buzzfeed news etc
    Apr 1310
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      But that doesn’t stop our dumbass relatives from posting news about how earth is flat.
      Apr 13
    • Twitter Oomnj
      Your relatives should not be allowed to post those things in the first place. Pre-emptive détection. If there is anything with the word vaccine in it, Facebook has them read a nyt article on vaccines before they can post. Any post with the word vaccine, unless it’s from a trusted source, will be tagged as fake news and limited in exposure to only people you share it with directly
      Apr 13
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      Somehow this kind of curation power seems worse than antivaxers.
      Apr 13
    • Twitter Oomnj
      It doesn’t at all if you have the right priorities.
      Apr 13
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      True! We live on our own timelines and echo chambers. This sounds like it requires initiatives beyond just permeative detection. Biases need to be defanged at an early stage, I guess.
      Apr 13
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Just wait for someone to say those are not reliable news. Though I don’t trust BuzzFeeds, full of shitty ads. I do like NYT.
      Apr 13
    • Twitter Oomnj
      I’m talking about buzzfeed news not buzzfeed. Buzzfeed news was the one that broke the dossier story and other big collusion stories. It’s very reliable.

      I think there needs to be a three month probation period for every new Facebook user, where they are exposed to the proper scientific opinions and actual news before they can post anything.

      Other thing at the same time is to just straight up van wrong opinions from the internet. It’s not hard to do. China does it all the time, but we’ll do for the actual right reasons
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft QTap71
      You are POS stupid To even suggest we emulate China is fucked up. If there was an argument to be made for abortion... you are it.
      Apr 13
    • Twitter Oomnj
      You have some bad priorities mate
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft QTap71
      Have you considered the Chinese already believe they do it "for the actual right reasons"??? God you are fucked up. If you can actually read try a little George Orwell or Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451... you fucking "fireman"...
      Apr 13
  • Autodesk WTF#23
    Leave Facebook for betterment of your life
    Apr 134
    • OpenDoor / EngMhBB55
      me leaving Facebook doesn’t stop my dumbass relatives from believing everything they read there about vaccines and Obama the Secret Muslim.
      Apr 13
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      Hussein Obama - that guy wallahi!
      Apr 13
    • Have they heard about Obama the vaccinator who forcefully vaccinates kids at night so they get autism and can be easily swayed to influence the 2040 elections??
      Apr 13
    • Square Br7i899
      Do this also mean leave Instagram and WhatsApp? Both owned by Facebook.
      Apr 13
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    The kind of drivel I receive via WhatsApp on a daily basis ...
    Apr 150
  • Oath OPnd70
    Fake news
    Apr 130

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