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This one is right up Minds CEO Bill Ottman's ally; the controversial issue of censoring misinformation. There are strong arguments on both sides of this coin, and the situation is not quite as black and white as one might think. - Two satirical websites are testing Facebook's stance that it shouldn't be the "arbiter of truth." - The websites shared satirical articles with fictional headlines about CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Facebook on Wednesday. - The posts came just as Zuckerberg had reiterated the company's stance on freedom of expression before President Donald Trump signed a new executive order targeting social-media companies. - Facebook has in the past refused to take down a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a video falsely purporting to show Zuckerberg that appeared on the Facebook-owned Instagram. - Facebook's rules on removing manipulated media do not apply to parody or satire. The Shovel and The Chaser, both satirical websites based in Australia, shared parody stories on Facebook with headlines that are filled with false claims about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Shovel's headline incorrectly said the Facebook CEO had died, while The Chaser's headline falsely called Zuckerberg a "child molester." https://www.businessinsider.com/fake-headlines-mark-zuckerberg-satire-test-facebook-policies-2020-5 .................................................................................. #misinformation #censorship #freedom #technology #news
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This one is right up Minds CEO Bill Ottman's ally; the controversial issue of censoring misinformation. There are strong arguments on both sides of this coin, and the situation is not quite as black and white as one might think. - Two satirical websites are testing Facebook's stance that it shouldn't be the "arbiter of truth." - The websites shared satirical articles with fictional headlines about CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Facebook on Wednesday. - The posts came just as Zuckerberg had reiterated the company's stance on freedom of expression before President Donald Trump signed a new executive order targeting social-media companies. - Facebook has in the past refused to take down a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a video falsely purporting to show Zuckerberg that appeared on the Facebook-owned Instagram. - Facebook's rules on removing manipulated media do not apply to parody or satire. The Shovel and The Chaser, both satirical websites based in Australia, shared parody stories on Facebook with headlines that are filled with false claims about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Shovel's headline incorrectly said the Facebook CEO had died, while The Chaser's headline falsely called Zuckerberg a "child molester." https://www.businessinsider.com/fake-headlines-mark-zuckerberg-satire-test-facebook-policies-2020-5 .................................................................................. #misinformation #censorship #freedom #technology #news
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