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Facebook is a Hotbed of Impeachment Disinformation, According to Researchers

Here is another reason to never believe anything you read on Facebook or (even better) to cancel your facebook account:

“Facebook has become a fertile breeding ground for disinformation about Congress’s impeachment inquiry, according to a new report by the civil society group Avaaz.

“Material seeking to discredit the probe now accounts for some of the most viral fake content on the social media platform, researchers at the group said.

“Of the top 100 viral posts on Facebook (FB) that have been debunked by fact-checkers, seven are related to the impeachment inquiry, Fadi Quran, campaign director at Avaaz, said in an interview.

“The report, which Avaaz released Tuesday, documents the spread of misleading content on Facebook ahead of the 2020 census and election. But the surge of impeachment-related disinformation in particular highlights the way groups and individuals are already taking advantage of a vulnerable electorate.”

You can read more in an article by Brian Fung in the CNN web site at: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/06/tech/facebook-impeachment-disinformation/index.html.

Categories: Current Affairs

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