October 9, 2020 | technology | No Comments
Screeenshot via Avaaz
Something as simple as changing the font of a message or cropping an image can be all it takes to bypass Facebook’s defenses against hoaxes and lies.
A new analysis by the international advocacy group Avaaz shines light on why, despite the tech giant’s efforts to stamp out misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. election, it’s so hard to stop bad actors from spreading these falsehoods.
“We found them getting around Facebook’s policies by just tweaking the misinformation a little bit,