Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fakers And Haters

Fake liberals (as in the "tolerant" kind) go after "fake" news:
A chorus of established mainstream media outlets has been demanding Facebook and Google change their algorithms so that populist candidates, like Donald Trump, cannot have a “cheap megaphone” to use “fake news” convert new people into followers.

BuzzFeed claimed its investigation of fake news found 38 percent of posts shared from three large right-wing politics pages on Facebook included “false or misleading information,” while three large left-wing pages did so less than 20 percent of the time. Buzzfeed added that it found 140 fake news sites from Macedonia that supported Trump.

According to a new report from Gizmodo, Facebook took “steps to suppress fake news earlier this year,” despite knowing it would have “disproportionately impacted right-wing news sites by downgrading or removing that content from people’s feeds.”
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