Facebook has shut down thousands of accounts across the U.K. in an effort to fight “fake news” ahead of the country’s general election. WIRED reports that following Facebook’s pledge to fight “fake news” in April, the social media company has removed “tens of thousands” of fake accounts in an effort to fight the spread of misinformation across the platform.
Before every major election, Facebook shifts its censorship focus. Isn’t the timing convenient? Are we really going to believe they care so deeply about the truth?