Facebook Deciding What News Is Fake Could Backfire…

Facebook Deciding What News Is Fake Could Backfire…


THE ISSUE OF FALSE NEWS OF
COURSE HAS BEEN MAKING HEADLINES SINCE THE ELECTION, AND FACEBOOK
WAS THE MAIN SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM WHERE FAKE NEWS
APPARENTLY DID THE BEST. IT WAS SHARED, IT WENT VIRAL,
AND SO THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE PUT ON MARK ZUCKERBERG,
AND OTHER EXECUTIVES AT FACEBOOK, TO DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS ISSUE. THEY JUST CAME OUT WITH A NEW
POLICY, WHICH THEY ARE GOING TO BE TESTING, IN ORDER TO
DEAL WITH THIS. STORIES THAT ARE FREQUENTLY
REPORTED WILL BE FLAGGED AS A NONPARTISAN FACT CHECKING GROUPS
LIKE POLITIFACT AND SNOPES. AT THE OUTSET IT WILL BE AN
EXPERIMENT WILL PROCESS, MEANT TO DISCERN HOW EXACTLY THE
POLICY COULD BE IMPLANTED. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE
FOCUSING ON FACT CHECKERS FROM NONPARTISAN ORGANIZATIONS,
TO ENSURE THAT IT’S NOT FAKE NEWS, BUT IT GETS A LOT
MORE COMPLICATED. NOW, THERE ARE DEFINITELY PEOPLE
OUT THERE WHO PUT FALSE INFORMATION OUT THERE, OR
PROPAGANDA, AND THEY HAVE MAL INTENT. BUT THEN THERE ARE CERTAIN
REPUTABLE NEWS ORGANIZATIONS THAT GET STORIES WRONG, AND THEY
DON’T DO IT INTENTIONALLY, BUT IT JUST HAPPENS TO HAPPEN THAT
WAY. SO, ROLLING STONE REPORTING ON A
COLLEGE STUDENT THAT WAS ALLEGEDLY RAPED, AND THAT IT
TURNS OUT THAT STORY WAS FALSE; THEY DID CORROBORATE IT. SO NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN IS
ROLLING STONE CONSIDERED A FAKE NEWS SOURCE? SO IT GETS A LITTLE COMP GATED
AND WE’LL SEE HOW IT GOES, BUT OF COURSE MEMBERS OF THE
CONSPIRATORIAL RIGHT WING ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS. ESPECIALLY THOSE AT INFO WARS,
WHICH IS 100% A FAKE NEWS SITE. SO YOU WANT TO TELL ME THAT 50 CENT IS NOT MARRYING MERYL
STREEP? I DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE, I GUESS I
GOT STUCK IT OUT ON FACEBOOK. YEAH, I DON’T KNOW THAT I LOVE
THIS. SO, LOOK, IF YOU CAN’T TELL INFO
WARS IS NOT TRUE, YOU GOT ISSUES. A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN’T. I KNOW, I KNOW. BACK TO THE DYLAN ROOFING. YEAH, AND THERE’S A LOT OF DUDES
WITH ISSUES, I GET IT. DON’T GET ME WRONG, NOT EVERY
PERSON WHO LISTENS TO ALEX JONES IS CRAZY, BECAUSE THEY
MIGHT HAVE CAUGHT LIKE, FIVE MINUTES OF HIM, AND HE’S
TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HOW RICH PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO
FIX THE SYSTEM TO THEIR BENEFIT. YEAH, NO SHIT SHERLOCK, OKAY. OR, JFK DIDN’T GET KILLED BY A
MAGIC BULLET. YEAH, THAT PART IS TRUE. BUT IF YOU KEEP LISTENING,
HE’LL TELL YOU THAT IT’S THE DEVIL, CONTROLLED BY ALIENS, WHO
ARE TRYING TO KILL US. I DON’T KNOW HOW FAR YOU WENT
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, BUT IF YOU WENT THAT FAR AND YOU ARE
STILL WITH HIM, I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU, YOUR INSANE. YOU SHOULD CHECK YOURSELF INTO
AN INSANE ASYLUM. THERE WAS AN ARTICLE THAT HAD
THIS FAKE HEADLINE, BUT THE POINT WAS TO SEE IF PEOPLE WOULD
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE. I SAW THAT. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. AND PEOPLE WERE SHARING AND
SHARING, AND THEY WOULDN’T, AND THAT HAPPENS SO MUCH ON
SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO
READ HEADLINES, THEY SPREAD � YOU KNOW, AND THEY REALLY
BELIEVE THIS. MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE
CALLED ME, LIKE, CALLED ME CUNT, ALL OF THE WORDS, YOU
KNOW WHO YOU ARE, YOU ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW. ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO � ALL OF
THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CALLED ME THOSE NAMES, I’LL GO ON THEIR
PAGES, AND THE STUFF THAT THEY SHARE, IT’S LIKE STUFF THAT ELMO
WROTE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? LET ME SHARE AN EXAMPLE WITH
YOU. AN EXAMPLE THAT WAS QUOTED IN
THE DAILY BEAST WAS ACTUALLY REALLY INTERESTING. THE HEADLINE WAS, “GOLDMAN
SACHS TRANSCRIPTS” REMEMBER, HILLARY CLINTON GIVING THOSE
SPEECHES TO GOLDMAN SACHS WAS A HUGE DEAL DURING THE
PRIMARIES, AND EVERYBODY WANTED THE TRANSCRIPTS. SO THE HEADLINE SAID GOLDMAN
SACHS TRANSCRIPTS, WHERE HILLARY CLINTON CALLED BERNIE SANDERS
FANS A BUCKET OF LOSERS.” IT WAS SHARED BY SITES LIKE
INFO WARS, PEOPLE LIKE MEGYN KELLY, AND EVEN DONALD TRUMP. LATER IT WAS PROVED TO BE FALSE. MEGYN KELLY RETRACTED IT, INFO
WARS ALSO DID BUT NEVER TOOK IT DOWN, WHICH IS BECAUSE THEY
ARE A BASKET OF DEPLORABLE’S. BUT THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS. IN THE ARTICLE THERE WAS
APPARENTLY A PART, THAT CLEARLY SHOWED THAT THE
FICTIONALIZED VERSION OF CLINTON IS SPEAKING ABOUT THE
CHILDREN SHOW MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC. SO THE PEOPLE WHO READ THAT
ARTICLE DIDN’T EVEN REALLY READ IT, OR ANALYZE IT, BECAUSE
HAD THEY DONE SO THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT AND KNOWN IT WAS
A FAKE NEWS STORY. WELL, #PONYGATE. I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T KNOW. THERE’S TWO TYPES OF FAKE NEWS. ONE IS THE MEMES, AND
UNFORTUNATELY A BIG PART OF OUR POPULATION BELIEVE THEM. OH MY GOD, OBAMA GOT $3 BILLION
FROM MCDONALD’S, WHATEVER, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS THESE
DAYS. BECAUSE HE’S BLACK. BUT THEY WOULDN’T GIVE IT TO
WHITE PEOPLE. WHATEVER IT IS. SO YOU’VE GOT THESE MEETINGS AND
THESE STUPID STORIES. THAT MIGHT BE TRUE. AND THEN YOU’VE GOT THE
SEPARATE FAKE NEWS, WHICH IS PURPOSELY INTENDED TO DECEIVE. IT’S A LITTLE BELIEVABLE, RIGHT? AND SO THEN THEY WRITE A WHOLE
STORY AROUND IT. THAT TO ME IS MORE DANGEROUS,
ALTHOUGH THE MEMES WORK BETTER BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE
AREN’T AS SOPHISTICATED. A WHOLE ARTICLE? WHAT DID ELMO SAY? IF SNOPES, POLITIFACT, ETC., THEY WANT TO FACT CHECK THE
ARTICLES, I LOVE IT. WE RELY ON YOU GUYS DOING THAT,
AND THEY DO A GREAT JOB. ONCE YOU GET INTO REMOVING
THINGS, IT STARTS TO GET DICEY. BECAUSE HERE’S THE THING, THE
ARBITERS WHO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT IT’S A FAKE NEWS STORY,
MIGHT HAVE, YOU KNOW, A POLITICAL LEANING. THEY COULD BE SOMEONE WHO HAS A
POLITICAL LEANING TOWARDS THE LEFT, OR THE RIGHTS. AND ALSO, I WORRY ABOUT THE FACT
THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE A PERSONAL BEFORE A
GREAT WITH A NEW SOURCE, MIGHT DECIDE, ALL RIGHT I’M
GOING TO LABEL THIS SOURCE AS FAKE, AND THEN THEY CAN’T
SHARE IT ON FACEBOOK ANYMORE. I JUST FEEL LIKE THERE’S A LOT
OF ROOM FOR CENSORSHIP WITH THESE TYPES OF POLICIES, AND WE
HAVE TO BE REALLY CAREFUL. WITH THAT SAID, I DO AGREE THAT
FAKE NEWS STORIES WERE A PROBLEM DURING THIS ELECTION. I DON’T THINK IT WAS THE
DETERMINING FACTOR IN HILLARY LOSING AT ALL, OKAY,
I THINK IT MIGHT HAVE INFLUENCED IT A LITTLE BIT,
BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF UNINFORMED PEOPLE OUT THERE, AND
THIS IS A RESULT OF THAT. WHAT ABOUT A RATING SYSTEM? AND YOU TAKE IT UNDER
ADVISEMENT, AND IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THE RATING SYSTEM,
THAT’S OKAY. BUT BLOCKING IT TO ME IS DEEPLY
PROBLEMATIC. WHAT’S MOST LIKELY TO HAPPEN
IS, NOT SOMEONE WITH A RIGHT-WING OR A LEFT-WING BIAS,
WHAT’S MOST LIKELY HAPPEN IS A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH AN
ESTABLISHMENT BIAS. CNN TELLS ME THIS, WASHINGTON
POST TELLS ME THAT, AND WHERE DID THEY GET IT FROM? THEY GOT IT FROM THE PENTAGON. THEY GOT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. THEY GOT IT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY. THEY GOT FROM THE REPUBLICAN
PARTY. AND THAT IS THE GOSPEL. AND IF YOU MOVE OUTSIDE THE
GOSPEL, I’M NOT GOING TO LET YOU SHARE IT, ETC. THAT STARTS TO GET INTO THAT THE
SHIP. WHO DOES THE RATING, BECAUSE AT
WHOLE FOODS, THE NUMBER BESIDE THE BEEF � THE NUMBER BESIDE THE BEEF, THE
FIVE IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEST. WHO’S GOING TO DETERMINE THAT? WHO’S GOING TO SAY, THIS ARTICLE
IS REAL BEEF? IT SOUNDS LIKE THE SYSTEM IS
BASED ON USERS FLAGGING IT 1ST. SO PEOPLE LIKE US ARE NOW
CONTRIBUTING TO WHETHER OR NOT THE NEWS IS REAL, AND I’M
NOT SURE IF WE ARE EXPERTS ON WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. AGREE TO DISAGREE. YOU DID BREAK THE MCDONALD’S
STORY. BUT YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT,
BECAUSE IF IT IS FACEBOOK USERS WHO DO THE INITIAL FLAGGING, THE
PROBLEM IS FACEBOOK USERS NOT KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
FAKE STORIES AND REAL STORIES. SO YEAH, IT’S A OBLIGATED ISSUE
AND REALLY DIFFICULT TO SOLVE. FALSE NEW STORIES AND
MISINFORMATION HAS BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE THE BEGINNING
OF TIME, AND THAT’S A DIFFICULT THING TO DEAL WITH. I DON’T KNOW IF CENSORSHIP IS
THE RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS. RIGHT, AND TO YOUR POINT,
COMPANIES WITH MORE MONEY ARE GOING TO BE OVERPOWERED THIS
THING. FOXNEWS AS FAKE NEW STORIES ALL
THE TIME. WE KNOW THEY DID THAT INSANE
STORY ABOUT THE OBAMA PHONES, THAT EVERY BLACK PERSON
IN THE COUNTRY WAS GOING TO GET A PHONE WHEN OBAMA BECAME
PRESIDENT. AND THEN THEY DID THAT CRAZY
STORY ABOUT HOW OBAMA SPENT LIKE, $1 TRILLION ON A TRIP TO INDIA,
IT WAS SO UNBELIEVABLE RIGHT? BUT THEY RAN WITH IT. REMEMBER THE TERRORIST FIST JAB
THAT THEY SAID BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA WERE HAVING. ALL OF THEIR FAKE NEWS WAS ABOUT
BARACK OBAMA. I’M SEEING A THEME HERE. BUT YOU THINK THEY ARE GOING TO
GET CALLED FAKE NEWS? NO WAY, NO WAY, BECAUSE THEY
HAVE TOO MUCH MONEY AND POWER. I DIDN’T GET MY PHONE. I’M BLACK, THEY ROUNDED ME OFF
TO THE NEAREST COLOR, I WANT MY PHONE. OBAMA, CALL US.

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100 thoughts on “Facebook Deciding What News Is Fake Could Backfire…”

  • You guys are just mad cuz you guys are fake news now. You guys USE to report REAL news, but you guys don't focus on facts anymore. Yes, I agree with almost everything you guys say, and most of the facts back up what you guys say, but you guys never focus on facts in your videos. Fake news is when opinions are presented as fact (Fox News), and you guys do the exact same thing. Doesn't mean it's wrong, but it's fake.

  • Soon the establishment will be in the hands of the republicans.The Dems and Liberals who are shouting fake news,fake news and censorship on social media will soon have a opposite view on any type of news very fast.

  • The news cast "spin commentators" are an extremely dangerous imo. Fake news is fake news and could be debunked soon or later. But when the actual real news story is catered to feel and sway the viewer in every situation it becomes a problem. The problem is, it stops becoming news and becomes an "Influence machine"

  • I lean left and I'm not happy with it either. I don't respect the fact checkers to not be partisan. This is nothing but the last gasp of a discredited corporate media.

  • Remember when CNN said it was illegal to read wikileaks? That was totally not fake on purpose. Remember when the the NYT kept running with Saddam has weapons of mass destruction? That was totally not fake.

  • Is it true that Facebook will filter any articles they deem as fake news thru fact checker organisations including Media Matters, and that one of their founding members is George Soros who gave over 27 million to the Hillary campaign. Hmm if this is true then isn't this a propaganda machine trying to gain control for their own means?

  • You'll be on the list – I wouldn't be laughing if I were you. It's no conspiracy that those in power want to control the narrative – you'll be regretting endorsing any type of censorship.

  • TYT I'm disappointed. When fact-checkers deem the story as false, Facebook doesn't block it from being shared. They add a flag on it notifying the user that the story is disputed by 3rd party sources. Be more thorough before making videos like this.

  • I doubt that they'll actually block things, but if they do a really powerful de-emphasis of articles based on rating or flagging, it will be 99.9% similar to censorship.

  • Bertelsmann, Owner of Arvato who do the "factchecking" in germany was the main printer of NAZI PROPAGANDA during WW2 and even after framed leftists groups AFTER EVERY NAZI TERRORIST ATTACK IN EUROPE. can anyone re-factcheck the whole nineeleven and JFK stories PLEEZ??? because EVERYTHING you saw was FAKENEWS, see for yourself: WTC7

  • I wish the other three would've stayed silent when the chick made the 50 cent joke. Let her laugh by herself at her own stupid joke.

  • And yet they don't do shit about the real name policy which is constantly used to attack Native Americans, the Transgendered, and the LGBT community at large.

  • the news deemed fake just gets marked with a warning that it's disputed whether it's true. it doesn't get blocked or taken down. ana should have looked into the details a little more.

  • I'm still waiting for my Obama phone. I can't believe he is leaving and I didn't get my Obama phone…I'm really pissed, told you he ain't black

  • Okay so its really annoying listening to this because it kind of sounds like they didn't do their research properly… Ana said that news marked as fake might not be able to be shared. But firstly no matter how many people flag the news it still has to be confirmed by a third party as fake and second it will simply be deprioritized and it'll have a notification of possibly being fake. What facebook is doing is big and risky but not nearly as severe as this video makes it out to be.

  • XxGamerCouncilxX says:

    The day we have "fake news" regulated and censored by organizations (partisan or not) is the day the first amendment dies.

  • I'm totally in favor of this. News is supposed to educate and inform, fake news obviously doesn't do that and it can be quite dangerous. Eradicate the fake news garbage!

  • Did you read what facebook said?
    They're not deleting, or blocking anything. They're just marking it as reported fake.
    I got this from TYT.

  • Patrick Buermeyer says:

    I feel like I like the idea of fact checking social media and you should be able to flag it and something come up on but blocking it entirely is censorship and not ok.

  • News organization have always had to decide what was or wasn't fake news. Facebook is a news organization, but I don't feeel that shot prevent them from vetting what is being presented as fact on their web site. An interesting path, hopefully it will get people to really think about what they post. Face book gives an option to like a post some makes. I'd like to to a dislike option as well. I'm realistic and people of all stripes will post anything they want to believe is true,even if facts don't back it up.

  • Just read the comments Cenk. There's an enormous amount of fake news believers. They can watch a full video of you saying things with genuine sources and they will deny deny deny!!

  • MaoTseFunkadelic says:

    Politifact is unashamedly pro-establishment.

    I had an exchange with Politifact where I asked them to change their "false" allegation against Bernie's claim that he does better where there was high voter turnout. Their evidence was, at best, insufficient (based on relative comparison to Obama turnout as opposed to an absolute measure of turnout vs registration, eligible population vs registration, etc.)

    Needless to say, they admitted that the evidence was insufficient, but that they didn't care.

  • Ibiajulu Onyemaechi Amuro says:

    sometimes mainstream news is faker than 200 fake memes and news sites. Anyone remember Saddam has weapons of mass destruction? EVERY mainstream media reported it. Thousands of soldiers died because of that fake news.

  • Ana! That rape you spoke of turned out to be true. The girl had faced so much BS from her community, she went back on her story,then came out again to say it happened. Rape is a hard thing to go through and admit, because the victim is treated as a perpetrator in many cases.

  • OMG, ANA…AGAIN, no, the "basket of basement dwelling losers" comment was an audio tape of Hillary's voice!!! It was in a speech to Wall Street investors. Not a lie. Why are you sticking up for HRC? Every anti Hillary post I shared on Facebook was taken off of my page!!!

  • No matter how hard you try not to be biased, people with extreme political views will accuse you of being biased against them, from both sides.

  • Darkest of the Hillside Dungeons says:

    If you don't take your time to fact-check the feed your imbecile family members and/or friends put on your pathetic little timeline, then you're a moron.

    Simple.

  • I can't believe anyone is in favor of this. 1. It starts going down a VERY dangerous slippery slope. 2. What will it actually accomplish? Between the Freepers and SJWs, you're going to have hordes of partisans blindly flagging news stories that they just don't like, not ones that are necessarily "fake". The cure is worse than the disease.

  • Hey Cenk, you and Alex Jones have much in common, for starters you're both correct in your predictions as often as the other; almost never.
    You're both about the same age and own fringe news outlets that run stories pandering to their respective fringe audiences

  • You just realize you guys could be labeled as fake news? Maybe that might be a bad idea. The previous video acted like you were all for it.

    Anna you are such a bitch. I could see myself having a beer with chunk, and saying OF COURSE a lot, but i would never want to spend a minute around you. I watch Alex Jones because he is entertaining. I don't take him seriously, he makes me laugh/happy.

  • All news in fake. Just like a map of the Michigan is fake. It represents something or somebody's view of the real thing. This is just an observation, not a rant. Even the best news presenter cannot help choosing words that represent their internal beliefs in an attempt to transfer their mindset into their listeners. If news triggers your emotional response, you should think twice about its' veracity. Somebody is pulling your chain.

  • #imo if Facebook has BOTH Snopes and Politifact review these flagged articles and give them a rating is fine. then Don't remove them completely, but instead have the article rating in the top corner of the post that leads to the breakdown and references. I think it'll be fine or as close at we can get for now.

  • So long, Facebook…..pretty soon the only people left on will be relatives/bosses/fake profiles who have been set up to spy on other people.

  • "They took it down but never corrected it, you know, because they're a basket of deplorables."- Ana

    You mean like TYT does? I've seen it happen many MANY times since watching. Try not being hypocrites your whole lives guys. ex: The couple with the pressure cooker bomb and the back pack. TYT took down the video, never corrected their mistakes. TYT…you guys are liars.

  • Hillary Clinton is a piece of shit and that has been fact checked. This FB garbage is nothing but govt and dem censorship, for real.

  • Underdawgification says:

    "Non partisan sources" oh man, this is a whole new level of postmodernism. What is the truth of the truth, what reality is really real guys, let's check snopes for the really real reality because we can't make up a decision ourselves and only snopes can do it for us.

  • Consider how much FB evaluates what is porn or hate speech. Their evaluators spend an average of 2 seconds evaluating if a post is indecent. If they can't do it already, then why do we think they're going to do a better job evaluating "fake news"?

  • Snopes and Politifact are NOT non-partisan fact checkers. They are in fact heavily partisan. It's not that they are left/right, liberal/conservative. It's that they will suppress any news critical of the DNC, and let slide any absurd fake news (like Russians hacking thew vote) if it assists the DNC.

  • Have these guys even looked at the left wing facebook pages out there? 99% of there content is inaccurate memes =/ But no, its a right wing problem

  • Daniel Jarnjevic says:

    People should have the critical thinking to judge fake news themselves, the government should not be given the power to arbitrarily decide what 'fake news' is.

  • I tried to inform someone about, not a fake, but a misleading article by citing a Snopes story on it. The person tried telling me Snopes couldn't be believed. So what are you going to do? Some people don't want to be helped.

  • 2 Girls With Green Eyes says:

    Fake ass FuckBook there to tell you what to think…while you announce your whole life and every move on their site…

  • 06:57 Yeah, and you are not, right? You are totally informed.
    Ana’s vagina magically captures all the knowledge of the universe and transfers it to her brain. That is why she is better than us. Much better than us!

  • Are your viewers that dependent? Do you see the device you are on..yeah that computer thingie..USE IT research it YOURSELF it takes seconds, and the information is from worldwide sources. Hello! its the reason FOR the internet Not to play games or take selfies or watch Young Turd video's INSANITY! DO IT YOURSELF This is idocracy in the makings

  • i hate fake news but you have to be smart about what you read or who you believe in other wise you could end up doing something dumb

  • Let's get a movement started!! Make sure to do you part on Facebook by reporting everything you disagree with as "fake news"Don't forget to flag all Sponsored Ad's as fake news!!!

    Let's GO!

  • Annette Sleeping-Bear says:

    Its censorship by a different name. Its not facebooks job to decide what is fake or not. Its ppl themselves who need to distinguish that.

  • Yes I’m Blessed says:

    It's really not that complicated. Of course some places make mistakes but it won't be a repetitive thing. Propaganda is what's going to ultimately destroy this country.

  • Yes I’m Blessed says:

    People, they aren't going to take something down without a lot of evidence! So, is not allowing porn on FB censorship? Propaganda causes huge problems! This needs to be addressed!!!!!!!! It's NOT censorship! Damn it, do you not understand people?!?!?!?

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