Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake News On Facebook Didn’t Change The Election “I think the idea that fake news on Facebook — of which it’s a very small amount of the content — influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.”
– It’s in journalism’s best interest to report news accurately.
– It’s in tech’s best interest to distribute news voluminously.
– You’ve gotta be a little amused about how the most quantitative, data-driven companies have become the biggest propagators of fake news.
“It’s not a crazy idea. What’s crazy is for him to come out and dismiss it like that, when he knows, and those of us at the company know, that fake news ran wild on our platform during the entire campaign season,” said one Facebook employee, who works in the social network’s engineering division. He, like the four other Facebook employees who spoke to BuzzFeed News for this story, would only speak on condition of anonymity. All five employees said they had been warned by their superiors against speaking to press, and feared they would lose their jobs if named.
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