• Facebook won't ban InfoWars in its fake news purge - a site that says 9/11 was staged and the moon landing was fake

    10 monthes ago - By Chron

    Facebook has been widely criticised for allowing conspiracy site InfoWars to have a page on its platform.
    The company held a press event on Wednesday where it emphasised its crackdown on misinformation and fake news - but it didn't have a good explanation when asked by CNN why InfoWars still had a presence.
    Infowars is known for pushing conspiracy theories, and has claimed that Sandy Hook was a hoax, the moon landings were fake, and 9/11 was a false flag.
    Facebook suggested InfoWars published "analysis" and said banning pages would erode freedom of speech.
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  • Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars

    Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars

    10 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Alex Jones' Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn't done so already.
    This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company's recently appointed head of News Feed John Hegeman explained that, “I guess just for being false, that doesn't violate the community standards. I think part of the fundamental thing here is that we created Facebook to be a place where different people can have a voice.”
    In response, CNN's Oliver Darcy tweeted...
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