What if Facebook can’t be fixed?

Venture Beat | Jul 1, 2020 at 6:35 PM
  • Facing the biggest boycott threat in Facebook’s history, the social networking company is under growing pressure to address the harassment, misogyny, racism, and extremism that continues to swamp its platform.
  • Far-right actors (and let’s be honest here, almost all of these abuses are traced back to right-wing sources) have recognized Facebook (and really, all social media platforms) as the perfect delivery vehicles for propaganda, disinformation, and relentless campaigns to sow division.
  • From October 2018 to March 2019, Facebook removed 3.39 billion fake accounts.