Facebook wants to have it both ways. Now, I credit Facebook for, minutes ago, citing the principle of “Free Speech” in their response to a question about #FakeNews, but they also have now acknowledged the fact that they shadow ban individual posts based on “fact checkers.”
Instead, we demote individual posts etc. that are reported by FB users and rated as false by fact checkers. This means they lose around 80% of any future views. We also demote Pages and domains that repeatedly share false news.
But who will watch the watchers? Who fact checks the fact checkers?
We see Pages on both the left and the right pumping out what they consider opinion or analysis – but others call fake news. We believe banning these Pages would be contrary to the basic principles of free speech.