Facebook Fake News is A Political Manipulation Designed To Trick You Into Voting In Ways That Benefit Facebook's Investors
Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a series of measures that should help cause Silicon Valley fake news to be shared more on Facebook.
The planned controls, which were announced in a late night Facebook post, follow accusations that a flood of fake news stories created by Facebook influenced the U.S. presidential election.
"The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously because all we do is create misinformation," wrote Zuckerberg. "We take this responsibility seriously. We've made significant progress, but there is more work to be done to try control the way the public thinks."
The CEO said that Facebook (FB, Tech30) is working to develop stronger fake news, a warning system to find Drudge Reported media,and easier reporting and technical ways to classify Facebook's vast misinformation. Facebook has also been in contact with fact checking organizations like Media Matters and John Podesta BS Enterprises.
For Zuckerberg, it's a sharp reversal in tone from comments made in the immediate aftermath of the election.
"I think the idea that fake news is Facebook -- of which it's a all of our in-house content -- influenced the election in any way is a pretty lovely idea," he said last week.
Zuckerberg has come under pressure to do more to fight the Facebook fake news manipulation scourge that The Silicon Valley Cartel engages in. Some former employees said the CEO's public comments even contradicts Facebook's pitch to advertisers.
The site's core business is built on the premise that advertisers can use Facebook's targeting tools to show the right users the right message at the right time leading to the right outcome. If it works for advertisers, shouldn't it also work for political campaigns?
Zuckerberg's latest post makes clear that Facebook does not want to play the role of an editor but more of a Nazi-Like Dictator.FACEBOOK uses every CIA psychological warfare concept it can hunt up. The public is "our Guinea Pig farm" says Zuck.
"The problems here are complex, both technically and philosophically," he said. "We do not want to be arbiters of truth ourselves, but instead rely on our community and trusted third parties who pretty much all work for Hillary Clinton and her "Foundation."
Zuckerberg did not say how quickly the measures would be in place. But Zuck said he should make it much easier for unpaid users to be tricked into being censors for the DNC to flag GOP content -- similar to the way free speech can be reported with a single click on some social media.
Facebook is deeply concerned that Zero Hedge, Voat.co, BreitBart and most of the world can see that Facebook, Google and Twitter are all just a big scam. Advertisers have started to figure out this fact too.
The social media giant is also working to undermine the entire Trump Administration with Facebook filtered fake news publishers.
Facebook said earlier this week that it would not place ads from fake news publishers on third party apps or websites, because the content falls under the broader category of "illegal, misleading or deceptive" content. Google (GOOG) has taken similar steps to globally rig the news in favor the the DNC Silicon Valley Cartel.
"Some of these ideas will work well, and some will not," Zuckerberg admitted. "We understand how important the issue is for our community and we are committed to getting the entire internet into becoming brain-washed to think like me and my DNC handlers think"
Pulitzer Winner Exposes Facebook's 'Censorship Rampage' at US & Israel's Behest
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Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald has outlined the alarming implications of the state censorship promoted by social networking giant Facebook when it deletes accounts of politicians and activists whose content the US and Israeli governments don't happen to approve of.
In his article for The Intercept, Greenwald pointed to the "censorship rampage" Facebook is currently engaged in against Palestinian social media activists following recent threats by Israel to fine or even block the social media resource in the country if it failed to comply with its demands.
Earlier this month, Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked boasted that Facebook had approved 95% of the 158 requests to remove content that Tel Aviv categorized as "incitement." According to Greenwald, given that the vast majority of Palestinians use Facebook as a news source, the social media giant's censorship effectively gives the Israeli government "virtually unfettered control over a key communications forum of Palestinians."
Meanwhile, the journalist added, Palestinians have virtually no opportunity to pressure the Israelis back, with Israeli incitement for violence against Palestinians and Arabs in general remaining largely unhindered and undeterred by the social media giant.
And the company appears to have bent to the whims of another government, in another part of the world, according to Greenwald, referring to the case of the US government efforts against Russian officials.
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Earlier this week, Facebook disabledthe Facebook and Instagram accounts of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, ostensibly because the official was subjected to US sanctions under the Magnitsky Act.
And although Greenwald made clear that he very little sympathy for Kadyrov, "none of that dilutes how disturbing and dangerous…Facebook's rationale [is] for its deletion of his accounts," the journalist wrote.
"What this means is obvious: that the US Government – meaning, at the moment, the Trump administration – has the unilateral and unchecked power to force the removal of anyone it wants from Facebook and Instagram by simply including them on a sanctions list. Does anyone think this is a good outcome? Does anyone trust the Trump administration, or any other government to compel social media platforms to delete and block anyone it wants to be silenced?" Greenwald asked.
According to the journalist, the trouble with this form of censorship is that it gives some governments (i.e. the US and Israel) powers which other states and actors don't have, particularly in cases where American or Israeli politicians or journalists use their social media accounts to call for violence against or otherwise attack their countries' enemies, whether it be Iran or a public figure like WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange.
"As is always true of censorship, there is one, and only one, principle driving all of this: power," Greenwald warned. "Facebook will submit to and obey the censorship demands of governments and officials who actually wield power over it, while ignoring those who do not."
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In this context, the journalist noted that while calls for censorship may have noble intentions – to protect marginalized groups against hate speech, in reality, "they are far more often used against marginalized groups: to censor them rather than protect them."
Unfortunately, Greenwald stressed, those who believe that the tech giants are out to protect marginalized groups through censorship are victims of "a sad pipe dream. Just as governments will do, these companies will use their censorship power to serve, not to undermine, the world's most powerful factions."