NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Zuckerberg to crack down on "Hate Speech" before the election
der Führer Zuckerberg
Facebook will see its biggest growth in money spent this year and next to combat hate speech, violent rhetoric and other content it deems offensive, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday.
Zuckerberg said that despite the investment, Facebook won't be "dialed in as well as everyone would like us to be" when it comes to several facets of security, including when it comes to nefarious forces trying manipulate election results.
The exec called the upcoming midterm elections "a real test" of the safeguards Facebook has already implemented since it infamously allowed "bad actors," as Zuckerberg puts it, to post fake news designed to interfere with the election two years ago when Donald Trump won the presidency.
The CEO said with the elections next week that Facebook has seen and will see "all the good and bad that humanity can do," but that the social media giant is rapidly getting better at making sure as few of its users as possible see the bad stuff.
He boasted, for example, of hundreds of pages designed to spread misinformation and chaos in the U.S. on Nov. 6 that were linked to Russia and Iran and were taken down.