It Is Time For Facebook To Stop Coddling The Far Right.


The powerful social media platform is willingly enabling hate groups, white nationalists and far-right extremists, as reported by David Love.

The Daily Wire, a Far-Right news and opinion site, is using Facebook to spread disinformation ahead of the 2020 US Presidential Election, and the social media giant is allowing it to happen.

The Daily Wire is a "cesspool of bigotry and hatred" that spreads content laden with climate change denial, misogyny and homophobia. According to a recent investigation by Judd Legum's Popular Information Newsletter, the site is expanding its reach on Facebook using a "clandestine network" of pages that engage in "inauthentic coordinated behaviour" - something that violates the social media platform's own rules.

Although the Daily Wire is clearly gaming the system to reach a large audience, Facebook's founding CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who reportedly had a private meeting with its editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro earlier this year, has taken no action.

Sadly, the Daily Wire is not the only far-right organisation that is allowed to spread dangerous propaganda on Facebook.

Facebook has a problem. The powerful and ubiquitous social media platform is willingly enabling hate groups, white nationalists and far-right extremists, and doing little-to-nothing about the online propagation of violent hate speech and deception.

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