Facebook Promises To Censor All Material That Makes Zuckerberg Sad

Earlier this morning, Facebook Vice President of Media Partnerships shared a new blog post on the company's website detailing precisely how they intend to censor content with which they happen to disagree.  Apparently all content providers who share "clickbait or sensationalism, or post misinformation and false news" will be deemed ineligible to monetize their efforts over Facebook.

To use any of our monetization features, you must comply with Facebook’s policies and terms, including our Community Standards, Payment Terms, and Page Terms. Our goal is support creators and publishers who are enriching our community. Those creators and publishers who are violating our policies regarding intellectual property, authenticity, and user safety, or are engaging in fraudulent business practices, may be ineligible to monetize using our features.

 

Creators and publishers must have an authentic, established presence on Facebook — they are who they represent themselves to be, and have had a profile or Page on Facebook for at least one month. Additionally, some of our features like Ad Breaks require a sufficient follower base, something that could extend to other features over time.

 

Those who share content that repeatedly violates our Content Guidelines for Monetization, share clickbait or sensationalism, or post misinformation and false news may be ineligible or may lose their eligibility to monetize.

Ironically, the biggest peddlers of "clickbait or sensationalism, or misinformation and false news" these days seems to be the largest, and 'most respected' mainstream media outlets...presumably there is a carve out for the likes of CNN, NYT and Wapo?

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Of course, we first noted the efforts of Facebook to combat the spread of "fake news" over social media back in December 2016 when they first introduced a filter intended to flag 'fake' content so that users wouldn't have to go through the hassle of critically analyzing information on their own.  As we noted at the time, it was a genius plan, except for one small issue:  who determines what is considered "fake news" and how exactly do they draw those conclusions?  From our prior post (see "Facebook Launches Campaign To Combat "Fake News""):

The first problem, however, immediately emerges because as NBC notes, "legitimate news outlets won't be able to be flagged", which then begs the question who or what is considered "legitimate news outlets", does it include the likes of NYTs and the WaPos, which during the runup to the election declared on a daily basis, that Trump has no chance of winning, which have since posted defamatory stories about so-called "Russian propaganda news sites", admitting subsequently that their source data was incorrect, and which many consider to be the source of "fake news".

 

Also, just who makes the determination what is considered "legitimate news outlets."

Luckily, Zuckerberg cleared up all the confusion in a subsequent post in which he basically admitted that all 'fact-checking' would be outsourced to disaffected Hillary voters and the completely impartial, 'myth-busting' website Snopes.com.

Historically, we have relied on our community to help us understand what is fake and what is not. Anyone on Facebook can report any link as false, and we use signals from those reports along with a number of others -- like people sharing links to myth-busting sites such as Snopes -- to understand which stories we can confidently classify as misinformation. Similar to clickbait, spam and scams, we penalize this content in News Feed so it's much less likely to spread.

Keep in mind folks, this entire Facebook witch hunt has been prompted by $50,000 worth of ads that 'MAY' have been purchased by Russian-linked accounts to run 'potentially politically related' ads. 

Comments

Mr 9x19 Is-Be Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:11 Permalink

" Well, nobody here thought that Zuckerberg and TPTB would go quietly into the night, did they? " anyone tasting power & money is like wild animal tasting blood, once it's done, you can consider you have a problem.the guy has his own realisation in the pocket of about half the planet.what did you expect... i think in less than 5 years google or facebook will try to buy each other. apple could be bought, when they loose share value year after year. nokia style.futur will be ugly.

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1033eruth Mr 9x19 Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:35 Permalink

Apparently you're not familiar with FB.  I can't stand people that don't offer anything except ignorance for a reply.  I don't use FB for communication.  I use it for entertainment primarily and to promote the patriot sanctuary.    I'll bet I have more people blocked on FB than any other user.  And I would block you as well, if this platform allowed it.

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wisebastard Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:11 Permalink

so you just have to saying all the horribles things this governmen does in a comical manor like John Oliver......LMFAO......well hey, if you are laughing i bet you are less likely to do anything about it....

SybilDefense navy62802 Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:52 Permalink

A Cooper will be his running mate and we will have the first openly gay couple running the WH.  They will run on the "free butt plugs for all" platform.  Hillary will be their campaign manager and will be rewarded with Chief o f (the) Staff as one of her "positions".Don't laugh!  This is prob closer to the truth than anyone wants to admit.  The future looks brute!

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ET (not verified) Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:13 Permalink

To throw off the censors and algorithms, make sure to like Mark Zuckerberg's facebook profile so he doesn't think you're an enemy.Click like on some of his posts.Your posts will have a farther reach by doing so.

NoDebt Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:16 Permalink

Oh, who fucking gives a shit about FaceBook any more?  Even my kids who live on the internet don't give a crap about it.  "It's for old people like you, Dad."It's fucking MySpace with an extra 10 years of life expectancy.You want to know what they REALLY use?  Online chat related to the games they play (like Steam/CSGO) and old fashioned cell phone text messaging.  They don't seem to give a shit about anything that holds some kind of long term history of everything that's ever been posted with lists of "friends".  OBVIOUSLY, this is purely anecdotal evidence but they don't give a flying crap about things like FaceBook, Instagram, SnapChat or Twitter.  Take that for what it's worth.    

Dr. Engali NoDebt Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:22 Permalink

Same here. None of my kids give a crap about any of the above. They do like watching funny videos on you tube though. My youngest daughter watches people make slime all day. I can't tell you how many gallons of glue and boxes of borox we've gone through. Oh and glitter..., damn glitter everywhere. Poor me another drink.

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Yen Cross NoDebt Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:50 Permalink

      My 18 year old niece keeps me posted.     She's a "total  know it all" and drop dead smoking hot.  I was talking with a neighbor friend of mine a few days ago. He's got a smoking hot daughter that's 19.   Both of the girls are very well behaved. [around adults] Anyhow, we were thinking about sending them to " Know It All" camp, for a month.

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floosy NoDebt Thu, 09/14/2017 - 04:45 Permalink

My kids (now in their 20's) never used Instagram, SnapChat or Twitter.  They used to have Fuckbook accounts but those went out of the window when they left school.  Now they talk on the telephone and/or send text messages.   They think Fuckbook and all the others are dumb and for either really old people to send pictures to their grandkids or for school kids to be narccisistic on.  They are right.  Fuckbook will go the way of MySpace soon, espcially since the NSA have their new toys now so don't need it anymore.  And good fucking riddance.I have never used any of them,

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Shrike99 Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:17 Permalink

Sooo... like Drudge Report or ZH or Breitbart or Fox News, only they delete articles they don't align with their worldview like instead of aggregating and promoting the articles that do.

aloha_snakbar Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:18 Permalink

...violating our policies regarding intellectual property Wasnt aware that the cunt HAD any issues regarding intellectual property, being a semi-pro code thief and all...

Rebelrebel7 (not verified) Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:25 Permalink

People are fools to use Facebook! They infringe on your privacy more than the CIA and claim all rights to everything that you post on Facebook,  your photos,, your posts, your life!The outrageous thing with the tech fascists is that they would not even have businesses if it were not for the internet, which they do not own! It is in the public domain! Do schools even teach civics anymore?! It would be great if they had a fascism 101 course. Perhaps I will apply for a multimillion dollar grant and make all teachers attend my toxic authority figures class!

aloha_snakbar Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:28 Permalink

Didn't I read somewhere that Martin Shrekli also offered a reward to whoever could bring back ZuckaFucks entire head for DNA testing... to make sure he is not a gay, retarded android?