Facebook defends hoax stories and conspiracy theories, labelling them 'free speech' in InfoWars dispute

Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s recently appointed head of News Feed John Hegeman […]

Facebook defends hoax stories and conspiracy theories, labelling them 'free speech' in InfoWars dispute

The InfoWars page on Facebook promotes conspiracy theories that include Nasa setting up a slave colony on Mars

Fri 13 Jul 18 from The Independent

Facebook taking heat over its approach to Infowars; here's what you need to know

Facebook has taken some heat for its policies on misinformation, which allow for Infowars, a far-right site that has touted conspiracy theories in the past.        

Sun 15 Jul 18 from USA today

Facebook's InfoWars, fake news, Alex Jones problems aren't going away - CNET

It seems Facebook would rather shush misinformation than shut it off completely.

Sat 14 Jul 18 from CNET

Facebook’s approach to fighting fake news is half-hearted

Earlier this week, Facebook hosted a group of reporters (myself included) at its NYC office for a Q&A session about its efforts to fight fake news. The event, led by Head of ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Engadget

Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news

This week, we learned in concrete terms that Facebook, like the Trump administration, has no bottom when it comes to hypocrisy and catering to neo-fascist conservatives. The hole has ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Engadget

Facebook would rather shush false news than shut it off completely - CNET

Apparently, being false isn't against community standards. Just ask InfoWars.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Facebook will not remove fake news - but will 'demote' it

It says fake news is not against its "community standards".

Fri 13 Jul 18 from BBC Technology

Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars

Fri 13 Jul 18 from TechCrunch

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