Facebook-New York Times Fight Gets Ugly


Facebook responds to the New York Times’ blockbuster report slamming them for “inaccuracies…”

The NYT recently published a brutal Facebook report saying, among other things, that the social network knew about Russian interference well before it said, feared Trump supporters and lobbied against critics. Facebook has issued a point-by-point counter-argument.

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Facebook slammed a blockbuster New York Times report for “inaccuracies” and cut ties with a GOP-opposition firm after the newspaper painted a scathing portrait of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s top leaders.

In a 6,100-word story, the Times reports that over a two-year period, the social network’s tactics were to delay, deflect and deny as it faced increasing scrutiny over Russian disinformation and the corrosive spread of hate speech.

In a Thursday blog post, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based social media giant took issue with numerous aspects of the Times piece, which claimed that Facebook was too slow to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and questioned the company’s handling of comments made in 2015 by then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump regarding a Muslim ban. The report also claims that the company’s leadership was not quick enough to combat the growing menace of fake news on its platform.

In its blog post, Facebook said that both Sandberg and Zuckerberg “have been deeply involved in the fight against false news.”

The social network also fired back over the company’s response to Russian election meddling. “The story asserts that we knew about Russian activity as early as the spring of 2016 but were slow to investigate it at every turn. This is not true,” it said.

With regard to its handling of Trump’s Muslim ban comments, the tech giant said “to suggest that the internal debate around this particular case was different from other important free speech issues on Facebook is wrong.” More

George Soros gets caught in the middle as Facebook-New York Times fight gets really ugly…

Facebook censors conservatives then want to control the New York Times too? Wait I’m confused and can’t decide who to root against. When two leftist get in a fistfight, should we just stand back and give them plenty of room to duke it out? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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