The wall street journal has reported that Mark Zuckerburg the owner of Facebook has been prepping to roll out their own plans from keeping faked news sites from writing their materials.I agree with them for the most part.
Mark Zuckerberg late Friday outlined several steps Facebook Inc. is testing to fight misinformation, an acknowledgment that the social network could be doing more to avoid its proliferation.
Facebook is looking to label certain stories as false, build tools to classify misinformation and work with fact-checking groups, Mr. Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder, said in a post.
“We take misinformation seriously,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote. “We know people want accurate information.”
The problem is although we have been bombarded with faked news sites,Their is still the old First amendment and that is.Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. The freedom of speech is not absolute; the Supreme Court of the United States has recognized several categories of speech that are excluded from the freedom, and it has recognized that governments may enact reasonable time, place, or manner restrictions on speech.
To be honest if this were to happen, damned near every news source around the country,would be booted from the site.We have seen so much false propaganda throughout the presidential election and on behalf of the so called news well enough said there.
One author has it right.
Trumps popularity has exploded as the media has done everything they can to smear him. They use the news, internet and even late night comedians in an all out attack. The problem is that it is working in reverse! He was “Incompetent,” “sexist,” “homophobe” “bigot” and a racist. What is next an alien from Mars? This blatant smear campaign is so obvious it is almost childish. I have met many people that supported Clinton that now support Trump. If the election were held today Clinton’s loss would be embarrassing and you media types have now made Trump the “Rocky Balboa” of politics. What are you all afraid of? Or, are you just paid tools?
Edwin F. Becker, 2016
In specific references to the above,this past elections and mainly in regards to former campaigns anti campaigns from the democratic party,they had unleashed hundreds upon hundreds of false material spread through out Facebook and on social media to sway and entire election. NBC ABC MSN,and many many others are guilty of this. So will they to be banned from Facebook?