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Facebook whistleblower claims US politicians were artificially boosted by millions of fake followers and reactions during the 2018 elections

A Facebook whistleblower detailed major revelations about the company’s ongoing struggle to combat misinformation.
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A former Facebook employee wrote a memo revealing multiple stunning failures by Facebook to effectively deal with political misinformation across the globe, BuzzFeed News reported Monday.
In the memo, data scientist Sophie Zhang claimed Facebook removed “10.5 million fake reactions and fans from high-profile politicians in Brazil and the US in the 2018 elections,” according to BuzzFeed News.
Zhang also claimed Facebook focused mostly on the US and Western Europe, referencing a manager’s comment that: “most of the world outside the West was effectively the Wild …read more

Source:: Business Insider



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