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Zuckerberg admits there ‘clearly was bias’ in Facebook ‘fact-check’ of pro-life group

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by redleghunter, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    Zuckerberg admits there ‘clearly was bias’ in Facebook ‘fact-check’ of pro-life group

    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg admitted that bias played a role in the recent suppression of Live Action content based on the word of a pair of abortion activists, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said after a meeting on Capitol Hill, but refuses to submit the issue to a truly independent audit.

    Earlier this month, Facebook notified the pro-life group that it would be subject to “reduced distribution and other restrictions because of repeated sharing of false news,” a determination reached because a pair of abortionists affiliated with the pro-abortion advocacy groups Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) and Physicians for Reproductive Health disputed two of the pro-life group’s videos. Live Action responded with a detailed explanation of how they distorted the videos in question.

    Last week, Hawley and three other Republican senators sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg noting that the incident violates the social network’s stated policy of certifying fact-checkers’ impartiality via the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), and calling for an external audit. Last month, Facebook released the first report from an audit team it commissioned, which the senators panned as “nothing more than a summary of complaints against Facebook and its responses.”

    On Thursday, Zuckerberg met to discuss the issue with Hawley, after which the latter tweeted that the Facebook founder acknowledged that there was “clearly was bias” in the case, which is “an issue we’ve struggled with for a long time.” However, Zuckerberg refused to open Facebook to an “independent, third-party audit on censorship.”

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  2. Tom 1

    Tom 1 Optimistic sceptic Supporter

    Potential sea change if it's pursued. I do think any organisations taking exception with FB censoring need to be careful who they affiliate with or link to though, as some of the fringe groups linked to this kind of issue do promote false and sometimes dangerous info.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019