Sunday, October 8, 2017

UPDATE. Facebook: Hear no Russia, see no Russia, speak no Russia

Here’s something that just might come up when Facebook officials testify before the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Nov. 1: 
Just why did Facebook cut any mention of Russia out of an April report about how its social-media platform might have been manipulated in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election? 

Original 10/3/2017 post, "Fighting fake news:  Google to make improvements?  Facebook working to fix?  Don't count on it!", starts here.

After Las Vegas Shooting, Fake News Regains Its Megaphone.  (The New York Times, 10/2/2017)

Related reading:
Here Are All The Hoaxes Being Spread About The Las Vegas Shooting.  (BuzzFeed News, 10/2/2017)

Popular far-right news site the Gateway Pundit wrote up the Geary Danley shooter conspiracy, describing him as being associated with an "anti-Trump army."

Related posts:
Lots of death, destruction and carnage to be done in 700 rounds per minute.  (10/2/2017)
Irony alert: Where Stephen Paddock shopped for guns in Mesquite, Nevada.  (10/2/2017)
Las Vegas massacre through a To Tell the Truth lens.  (10/2/2017)

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