Facebook does not have a "fake news" problem, they have a "real news" issue, highlighted in gruesome detail after a 12 year old child posted a Facebook Live event of her own suicide, in one of the latest examples of how Mark Zuckerberg is more worried about censoring "political" news because it may "offend" someone or some globalist leader, and making money, than he is about protecting his users.
In August 2015, Facebook Live was initially offered to verified VIP's so they could offer live video streams to their followers. By April 2016, Zuckerberg announced Facebook Live would be offered to everyone, stating "Live is like having a TV camera in your pocket. Anyone with a phone now has the power to broadcast to anyone in the world. When you interact live, you feel connected in a more personal way. This is a big shift in how we communicate, and it's going to create new opportunities for people to come together."
On the Facebook Live page, they offer some of their favorite videos, including one from Jane Goodall under science and tech, Martha Stewart for food, Bart Baker for funny, Denver Broncos for sports, the now discredited Buzzfeed under entertainment, and others, but what they don't show, is the darker, deadly uses Facebook Live has been used for since they made it available to "everyone."
Need I go on or are we beginning to see a problem with how Facebook Live is being used? How did a torture video managed to stay up for 30 minutes? How did a young girl's suicide video manage to stream for 20 minutes and now, since others captured it, has gone viral being mirrored all over the web with police saying they cannot stop it?
Note each of those videos are from after June 2016, which is important because in June, Quartz Media reported that after French ISIL sympathizer Larossi Abballa turned to Facebook Live after murdering a police officer and his partner in Magnanville, France, Facebook told Quartz they were going to decrease their reliance on user feedback and expand the team that reviews live content around the clock, stating "We do understand and recognize that there are unique challenges when it comes to content and safety for Live videos."
They continued on to say in their statement "It’s a serious responsibility, and we work hard to strike the right balance between enabling expression while providing a safe and respectful experience. We’re deeply committed to improving the effectiveness of how we handle reports of live content that violates our Community Standards."
Each of the examples I showed above the video occurred after they became "deeply committed," to improving the effectiveness of how they handle reports.
FACEBOOK HAS NO PROBLEM CENSORING POLITICAL VEIWPOINTS THAT DO NOT MATCH THEIR OWN
One of the most ironic examples from 2016, which all of the above are from, is when Facebook censored a post by a conservative for daring point out that Facebook was censoring conservatives, claiming it didn't follow "Facebook Community Standards," with a message saying she was blocked from posting for 30 days.
Here was the original post that was removed by Facebook, below that the notice about being blocked:
(Here is the Facebook Community Standards page for readers to check for themselves and try to see what exactly about her post violated them.)
The point being, Facebook is very quick to remove any content that does not match with their political ideology, but they cannot manage to monitor their Facebook Live Streams, even after claiming they had teams reviewing live content "around the clock."
Mark Zuckerberg is so busy bowing down, or bending over, for liberals snowflakes decrying "fake news," despite his assertion that less than one percent of the news on Facebook is "fake news," that he is ignoring the fact that in less than a year, his Facebook Live has become a forum for criminals, death, hate and now child suicide.
On November 10, 2016, Zuckerberg said the idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election was "crazy."
On November 12 2016, Zuckerberg stated in no uncertain terms, "Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic. Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes. The hoaxes that do exist are not limited to one partisan view, or even to politics. Overall, this makes it extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election in one direction or the other."
As I stated at the beginning of this article, "fake news" is not Facebook's problem, their real problem is that their Facebook Live experiment has been an utter failure in terms of protecting users and enforcing their "community standards," and has become nothing more than a way for criminals to get their 15 minutes of fame, depression victims to commit suicide to a live audience, thugs to beat and torture a disabled person.... and now a 12 year old girl's parents have to live with the knowledge that their daughters tragic death has gone viral because Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is too busy being worried about his liberal agenda and protecting Islamic terrorists, and bowing down to totalitarian state governments, than he is about his users.
Zuckerberg's product should not be named Facebook Live it should be called Facebook Death.
Editors Note - ANP has chosen to not show many of the Facebook Live videos mentioned above out of respect for the victims and their families. We see no inherent "news" value in showing them when the knowledge and links verifying the occurrences are sufficient to confirm the reports.
Below Mark Dice details the attack on the disabled white male that made national news recently, providing only minimal clips of the original video to analyze the story.