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“While enforcing their rules on the president may help prevent him from egging on his followers further, the rush to delete videos posted by those very followers may end up making them harder to hold accountable. “
Ahead of crucial Senate runoffs, Facebook reversed its political ad ban, and the impact was visible on users’ feeds.
Plus: Cut the CRAAP, and Facebook’s Oversight Board announces the first cases it will take on.
While it’s too early to tell if Parler is here to stay, it has already achieved a reputation and level of engagement that has overtaken other alternative platforms.
October 2020 was one of the craziest news months in recent history, but you wouldn’t know it by looking in people’s Facebook feeds.
Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers’ payments, it’ll take 15%. The money’s welcome, but it’s also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.
Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Mike Lee says fact-checking is a form of censorship, and Wikipedia explains how it plans to fight Election Day misinformation.
Facebook may defend its actions on the grounds of user privacy, but its real concern is losing control of how the company is scrutinized.