Facebook sure has a strange definition of analysis.
In the wake of a scandal over the spread of misleading information on its platform, the company hosted a group of reporters on Wednesday in Manhattan with the apparent goal of showcasing its efforts to combat fake news.
But when asked by CNN reporter Oliver Darcy why Facebook hadn’t kicked InfoWars, a slinger of right-wing conspiracy theories, off its platform, the reporter said he didn’t get a satisfactory answer.
“Facebook invited me to an event today where the company aimed to tout its commitment to fighting fake news and information,” Darcy tweeted on Wednesday. “I asked them why InfoWars is still allowed on the platform. I didn’t get a good answer.” Read more…