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Facebook's fight against fake news stops short of banning it

7 days ago   |   By The Next Web

As Facebook continues its alleged fight against fake news, it's been undermined this week by a comment made by an executive that makes it seem as though the company isn't actually going to do anything about the problem. In an interview with CNN reporter Oliver Darcy, Facebook‘s head of News Feed, John Hegeman waffled on one particular topic. Darcy asked him how the company could claim to be serious about fighting fake news while still allowing Alex Jones' Infowars to maintain a page on the site. Hegeman gave a rather confusing answer: I guess just for being false that doesn't violate...
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Facebook's approach to fighting fake news is half-hearted

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

7 days ago   |   By Engadget

Earlier this week, Facebook hosted a group of reporters at its NYC office for a Q&A session about its efforts to fight fake news. The event, led by Head of News Feed John Hegeman and News Feed product specialist Sara Su, began w...
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Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news

Defending InfoWars, Facebook declines to stop fake news

7 days ago   |   By Engadget

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 since been dug so deep by the company that its usual tactic of trad...
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