Facebook inaction leads to more disinformation in Ukraine

Volunteers for Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy were tasked with pouring over social media sites to search for disinformation and combat bot armies that spread negative comments about the candidate. Facebook has been slow to take down 'fake news' and so the volunteers search social media sites for such content, and then report it as violating Facebook's terms of service. While Facebook is Ukraine's most popular social media site, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports that there is no direct line to the company and harmful and misleading content is slow to be taken down by the platform.

https://www.rferl.org/a/leading-ukraine-candidate-zelenskyy-facebook-fakes-political-ad-rules/29828605.html

18 March 2019

Christopher Miller

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty