Facebook has promised to crack down on “misinformation” (opinions they don’t like or posts that violate their agenda) in the months leading up to the 2020 election. For those who haven’t been paying attention to social media giants and tech giants silencing of dissent, this means even more censorship is coming for the internet.
In a blog post, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stated that the social media giant will be introducing a new policy which will protect against “misinformation” related to the census. Sandberg also stated that the company would be partnering with “non-partisan groups” to encourage participation in the census, according to a report by Breitbart.
Axios further reported that social media giant Facebook has issued a civil rights report which boasts of the company’s progress and promises to crack down on misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
To protect elections, we have a team … already working to ban ads that discourage people from voting, and we expect to finalize a new policy and its enforcement before the 2019 gubernatorial elections. This is a direct response to the types of ads we saw on Facebook in 2016. It builds on the work we’ve done over the past year to prevent voter suppression and stay ahead of people trying to misuse our products.
Just as civil rights groups helped us better prepare for the 2018 elections, their guidance has been key as we prepare for the 2020 Census and upcoming elections around the world. –Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, via Bretibart
Sandberg also stated that Facebook would be creating a “civil rights task force” comprised of senior leaders across key areas of the company in order to make sure information they dislike will be cast as “misinformation” and silenced.
The task force will onboard civil rights expertise to ensure it is effective in addressing areas like content policy, fairness in artificial intelligence, privacy, and elections. For example, we will work with voting rights experts to make sure key members of our election team are trained on trends in voter intimidation and suppression so they can remove this content from Facebook more effectively.
We’re also introducing civil rights training for all senior leaders on the task force and key employees who work in the early stages of developing relevant products and policies. The training is designed to increase awareness of civil rights issues and build civil rights considerations into decisions, products, and policies at the company. We know these are the first steps to developing long-term accountability. We plan on making further changes to build a culture that explicitly protects and promotes civil rights on Facebook. –Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, via Bretibart
Civil rights for everyone – just as long as you fall in line and promote the official narrative and make sure you agree with Facebook’s agenda. This is becoming too easy to see as censorship anymore. Anyone falling for this is a victim of propaganda designed to manipulate thoughts and opinions. Don’t fall for it.