Facebook’s Lacklustre New ‘Fake News’ Rules

Why weaponised racism and lies still plague the platform

Matt Bartlett
Digital Diplomacy
Published in
5 min readJul 5, 2020

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Even before Covid-19 prevented most of us from leaving our homes, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter had become society’s main public square. We gather online in Facebook and WhatsApp chats and average two and a half hours a day on social media, trawling through never-ending feeds…

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