Facebook defends actions on virus misinformation

The president of the social media wants to make sure that the information posted in the social
media is being true and not misinformation.


He also said that Facebook had removed content from group claiming that the rollout of the
5G digital network was a cause of the spread of the virus and in some cases encouraged those
who believed that to damage the networks physical infrastructure.


At the same time, the social media recently removed content from former broadcaster and
conspiracy theorist David for “repeatedly violating our policies on harmful misinformation”.


The creator of the social media said that they work with independent fact checkers. Since the
Covid outbreak, they have used 7.500 notices of misinformation which has led to them issuing
50 million warning labels on posts.


However, the social media creator was clear that unless there was the prospect of real
imminent harm, then the company would and should allow what he called the “widest
possible aperture” for freedom of expression on the internet.


Although Facebook is a public company worth, it`s owner ultimately exerts total individual
control thanks to an ownership structure that gives him a controlling interest even though he
owns a small fraction of the shares.

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