It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Facebook slams Washington Post for fake news article

page: 1
11

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 11:29 AM
link   

Facebook has accused the Washington Post of being “misleading” as the outlet published an article on users’ “reputation score,” the social media giant told RT

On Tuesday, the Washington Post revealed“previously unreported ratings system” developed by Facebook to allegedly assign social media users individual trust ratings and predict “their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to 1.”

“The idea that we have a centralized ‘reputation’ score for people that use Facebook is just plain wrong and the headline in the Washington Post is misleading,” Facebook told RT in response
Source

Ha! Haha! An MSM outlet is being called out by Facebook for posting fake news!
The Washington Post ran a story recently claiming that Facebook has come up with a system to assign its users a hidden "reputation" score that rated them on their individual trustworthiness. The problem, however, is that Facebook didn't (although who even knows nowadays). According to Facebook, the system in question was designed specifically to prevent people from ganging up and flagging actual news stories as fake, (for example, in theory) by leftists rallying against conservative outlets to try to ban their articles from Facebook by flagging them as fake news, despite the articles being factual. The system would apparently work by giving less credence to the "fake news" flagging of specific users who habitually flagged things as being fake.
Good old Washington Post though completely twisted the story into something completely false, which Facebook had to come out and clarify as being untrue.




posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 12:03 PM
link   
a reply to: trollz

SoOo... Facebook denies having a "reputation score" and then goes on to say...


According to Facebook, the system in question was designed specifically to prevent people from ganging up and flagging actual news stories as fake, (for example, in theory) by leftists rallying against conservative outlets to try to ban their articles from Facebook by flagging them as fake news, despite the articles being factual. The system would apparently work by giving less credence to the "fake news" flagging of specific users who habitually flagged things as being fake.


Which essentially assigns social media users individual trust ratings and predicts their trustworthiness.

So a reputation score.

Go Facebook! They told that news outlet what was really going on!!!

/facepalm


edit on 22-8-2018 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 12:20 PM
link   
Feigned Outrage.

It's a trick.

They are both BS organizations.

🎃🚬🎃



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 12:33 PM
link   
a reply to: trollz

Facebook gives users trustworthiness score




The tech firm has, however, objected to the tool being described as a reputation rating.




The Washington Post's report was based on an interview with Facebook executive Tessa Lyons about the platform's battle against "fake news".





"It's unsurprising that Facebook would want to assess the credibility of its users, considering how some of them are highly suspicious, gullible or out to deliberately misinform others," said Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Internet Institute.


Probably talking about the right and their history with sharing fake news. Sources like Q-anon, fox news, and misc sources.

These guys are idiots LMAO



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 03:02 PM
link   
a reply to: trollz

Pot, meet Kettle....






posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 12:31 AM
link   
Facebook: So predictable.

Hah! Many sources shared it from the BBC to the LATimes.



posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 05:44 AM
link   
a reply to: trollz

Thats a positive,the Washington Post and Huffington post,only have socialist agenda at hand,no truth to their spin on a story,and see people starting threads using them as a source,can you get any dumber,their storys lack sense,but liberals have none



new topics

top topics



 
11

log in

join