Facebook is building a “fake news war room” inside its headquarters to fight against conservative information during the upcoming US and Brazilian elections

Facebook is building a “fake news war room” inside its headquarters to fight against conservative information during the upcoming US and Brazilian elections, by Julio Severo.

It is very easy to identify what Facebook considers fake news and misinformation: conservative views.

Conservatives have been Facebook’s favorite victims for censorship.
While there are almost no complaints from the left-wing Facebook users of censorship of their views, complaints from the conservative movement are widespread.

“Google and Twitter and Facebook, they’re really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful. It’s not fair to large portions of the population,” President Donald Trump said last month, according to Fox, noting that his administration has “literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in” about the tech companies’ practices.

There is pro-left bias and anti-conservative bias on Facebook. Last year, for example, Facebook hired Joel Benenson, a chief adviser to Barack Obama and the chief strategist of Hillary Clinton.

What Facebook is promising now is more censorship of conservatives, especially in their free choice to use Facebook to spread their conservative ideas. Such pressure is provoking a result: 1 in 3 conservatives have left or considering leaving Facebook. …

In a report titled “Facebook is building a ‘fake news war room’ inside its California headquarters to co-ordinate its battle against the spread of misinformation during the upcoming US and Brazilian elections,” the DailyMail said:

“The firm has revealed it will have a fully-functioning “war room” up and running at its Menlo Park Campus in time for the US and Brazil elections.

“Facebook executives claim the company has several teams currently working to improve its response to any attempts designed to manipulate Facebook’s content to favour any specific candidate or party.”