/ 26 October 2021

More blows for Facebook

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

In the latest of a series of revelations to rock the social media titan, internal company memos published by the Wall Street Journal say that Facebook employees consistently pushed to suppress or ‘de-platform’ right-wing news outlets. For example, some staff wanted the Trump-lovin’ Brietbart removed as a News provider, particularly after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 and rise of racial tensions that were said to be fanned by the online publisher. Other reports yesterday said Facebook failed to set up effective safety protocols in India, and that allowed for the fuelling political tensions there. This has all come from the big leak of documents by whistleblower/former employee Frances Haugen that commentators say has created the biggest crisis in the company’s history. Facebook employees have been warned to brace for more disclosures…

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