October 13, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- Engagement on Facebook posts from misleading websites has spiked by 242 percent from 3Q of 2016 to 3Q of 2020, according to a new report from German Marshall Fund Digital.
- Only 10 outlets, which researchers labeled as “False Content Producers” or “Manipulators,” were responsible for 62% of interactions.
- Facebook in the past has been slammed by civil rights leaders for inadequately handling the spread of misinformation on its platform.
- Facebook’s attempts to moderate misinformation on the platform come into focus ahead of the US presidential election.
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Engagement from misleading websites on Facebook has tripled since the 2016 US presidential election.
The total number of user interactions with articles from “deceptive outlets” has increased by 242% between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2020, according to a study published Monday by the German Marshall Fund Digital, the digital wing of