Guess Whose Posts About Facebook's Fake News Problem Vanished Briefly From Facebook?

Dec 03, 2016, 09:09
Guess Whose Posts About Facebook's Fake News Problem Vanished Briefly From Facebook?

And as The Verge writes, Facebook has taken on such importance that even though this mistake may not be as serious as saying that two million people have died, "it's worrying that Facebook To simply disappear things that the boss of their company has said".

The second post on November 19 outlined steps the social network is taking to battle the distribution of "misinformation", which many have accused it of handling with negligence in the months leading up to the election.

Multiple Facebook posts written by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg briefly disappeared from his profile page on Tuesday (29 November) including his statements about the USA election and the spread of fake news on the platform.

The post Facebook Accidentally Deletes Mark Zuckerberg's Posts on Fake News Controversy appeared first on SIGNAL.

One of these posts included a statement made by Zuckerberg on 18 November, regarding misinformation on Facebook.

However, other posts that were published around the same time were not impacted by the error. This was caused by an error in one of our systems and posts have now been restored.

Facebook also confirmed that Zuckerberg's account security was not compromised, and this was not influenced by outside factors, something that we've seen happen to a good few other CEOs this year too.

Earlier in November, a virus resulted in the site posting memorial messages about user profile pages, including Zuckerberg, declaring they had died.

Later, in a separate post on November 19, he wrote that "we take misinformation seriously", outlining some of the measures Facebook intends to take to combat the propagation of false information.

He wrote: "The problems here are complex, both technically and philosophically".

"We need to be careful not to discourage sharing of opinions or mistakenly restricting accurate content".

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