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Report: Facebook Developed Tools to Police Jokes About Mark Zuckerberg Being an Alien

By WillPowers follow WillPowers   2019 Jul 9, 3:36pm 170 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

A recent report outlines how social media firm Facebook carefully monitored posts on the platform about the company itself using a number of online tools. Bloomberg specifically notes in its report that the company used tools to “snuff” posts calling Mark Zuckerberg an alien.

A report from Bloomberg titled “How Facebook Fought Fake News About Facebook,” outlines how the social media giant used a number of online tools to fight rumors and allegedly false claims about itself on its own platform. The report outlines how through the use of a tool called “Stormchaser,” Facebook tracked down and monitored hoaxes across the platform.

Bloomberg reports:

Since 2016, Facebook employees have used Stormchaser to track many viral posts, including a popular conspiracy that the company listens to users through their phone’s microphone, according to three former employees. Other topics ranged from bitter protests (the #deleteFB movement) to ludicrous jokes (that Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is an alien), according to one former employee.

1   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 9, 3:50pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"In the next five years, Facebook hopes at least half of its workforce will be women, under-represented minorities, people with disabilities and veterans."

I guess meritocracy isn't good enough.

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