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Facebook allows prominent right-wing website to break the rules

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    In other Facebook news, in response to the company seemingly showing bias towards right and far-right websites and outlets, as well as treating disinformation by politicians differently than other...

    In other Facebook news, in response to the company seemingly showing bias towards right and far-right websites and outlets, as well as treating disinformation by politicians differently than other organizations, this afternoon more than 250 Facebook employees signed an open-letter to Mark Zuckerberg encouraging him to rethink the company's policies.

    Misinformation affects us all. Our current policies on fact checking people in political office, or those running for office, are a threat to what FB stands for. We strongly object to this policy as it stands. It doesn’t protect voices, but instead allows politicians to weaponize our platform by targeting people who believe that content posted by political figures is trustworthy.

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