Facebook says it has removed 137 fake pages, groups and Instagram accounts in the UK for engaging in hate speech and making divisive comments. Facebook also says it will crack down on misinformation about vaccines, by reducing its distribution and providing users with more authoritative information on the topic. The company says it will reduce the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in its News Feed and Search features and would also reject ads spreading such information.
Every day I (Roger Frampton of ExportAction) receive emails purporting to come from Facebook. They claim I have almost 100 unread messages. This is strange because I have never had a Facebook account.
Nathaniel Gleicher is head of Facebook’s cybersecurity policy.