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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Julia Angwin, Madeleine Varner and Ariana Tobin
Fake partisan news makes Facebook millions

Facebook’s Uneven Enforcement Of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts To Stay Up

Facebook’s community standards prohibit violent threats against people based on their religious practices. So when ProPublica reader Holly West saw this graphic Facebook post declaring that “the only good Muslim is a fucking dead one,” she flagged it as hate speech using the social network’s reporting system.

December 29, 2017
Fake news inspired gunman to discharge weapon in a crowded D.C. restaurant

Facebook Enabled Advertisers To Reach ‘Jew Haters’

Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the world’s largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of “Jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

September 15, 2017