This is pretty sinister stuff: Zuckerberg: Facebook will develop tools to fight fake news.
Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a series of measures that should help prevent fake news from being shared on Facebook.
The planned controls, which were announced in a late night Facebook post, follow accusations that a flood of fake news stories influenced the U.S. presidential election.
“The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously,” wrote Zuckerberg. “We take this responsibility seriously. We’ve made significant progress, but there is more work to be done.”
The CEO said that Facebook (FB, Tech30) is working to develop stronger fake news detection, a warning system, easier reporting and technical ways to classify misinformation. Facebook has also been in contact with fact checking organizations.
For Zuckerberg, it’s a sharp reversal in tone from comments made in the immediate aftermath of the election.
“I think the idea that fake news on Facebook — of which it’s a small amount of content — influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea,” he said last week.
Does he mean NBC, CBS, The Washington Post and New York Times? Here’s the initial list from Zero Hedge, who is on the list, along with Drudge and Breitbart!
These people cannot even begin to understand that it is they who are the totalitarians, the fascists, the brown shirts, the Nazis, the Red Guards, the Stazi. But they are, as plain as day to the rest of us and invisible to them.