Twitter is going to add “new labels and warning messages that will provide additional context and information on some Tweets containing disputed or misleading information related to COVID-19,” the company noted in a blog post. This is part of continued efforts on the part of the company to distinguish real content from fake news and … Continue reading Why do social networks focus on the wrong problem?
Updated with response from Facebook: Something about Facebook’s transparency report doesn’t add up to the numbers it has previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As part of its new transparency report, Facebook today announced that it shut down 538 million fake accounts. And the question is how did this become such a big problem?
The 37-page indictment by the U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russian nationals makes one thing clear – the Russian Propaganda Machine (R.P.M.) was super efficient in using Facebook thanks to the use of a lot of fake accounts and smart targeting. And guess what, it is a growing problem for Facebook, as its most recent 10K filing reveals.