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Fb teams that unfold lies
There’s a standard thread between the QAnon conspiracy idea, promotions of bogus well being remedies and requires violence based mostly on false claims of election fraud: Fb teams. Our On Tech publication compiled recommendations from experts for making these boards much less poisonous.
Cease automated suggestions. Fb has stated it’s going to prolong a brief pause on computer-generated suggestions for individuals to affix teams associated to politics or well being. Some consultants stated that Fb ought to go additional and cease computer-aided group solutions totally.
Present extra oversight of personal teams. Two social media researchers, Nina Jankowicz and Cindy Otis, have proposed not permitting teams above a sure variety of members to be non-public — which means newcomers have to be invited and outsiders can’t see what’s being mentioned — with out common human evaluation of their content material.
Goal the recurring group offenders. Renée DiResta, a disinformation researcher at Stanford, stated that Fb wanted to “take extra decisive motion” in opposition to the teams that repeatedly have interaction in harassment. Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, from the civil rights group Colour of Change, stated that Fb ought to make the individuals liable for reviewing materials on the location — who’re usually contractors — full-fledged staff.
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