Why we should be wary of Facebook cracking down on Fake News

Now that Facebook is taking steps to crack down on fake news; one might assume that most would be worried by such actions, however, it seems that many are instead, lauding the new regulation – which is unfortunate, as cracking down on the free-flow of information, in the name of preventing miseducation, is a practice which can be maliciously used by certain interests who benefit from that very source providing said information, to subtly impose a contrived narrative amongst its unwitting users.

By no means is this for sure the case, in the matter of these recent revelations of Facebook cracking down on ‘fake news’, however, if we look beyond the surface of what Facebook poses itself as – a benevolent website which allows people to connect, learn and keep tabs on people’s life – rather than a business, or corporation, who’s main goal is to obtain the most profit, along with appeasing advertisers, shareholders and business partners, we can slowly start to unravel the feel-good veneer of promoting an ‘authentic conversation‘, along with the goal of fostering an “informed society” that is used as reasoning for this new censorship, and realize there might be something more sinister at play.

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