Facebook Groups that spread misinfo will now face probation and forced moderation

Facebook Groups that spread misinfo will now face probation and forced moderation

While the election may have now been called for Joe Biden, our misinformation nightmare is far from over.

As unsubstantiated pro-Trump conspiracies about election fraud continue to spread on the internet, Facebook is taking further action with Facebook Groups, a feature that is often weaponized by misinformation spreaders.

According to Facebook, the social networking company will now put certain problematic Facebook Groups in “probation” periods. During this 60-day timeframe, all posts to these groups must be manually approved by a group’s administrators or moderators.

A group will be placed in this probationary state if the company finds that many of its posts are violating its community standards policies. There will be no appeals process for the probation period. All groups, whether public or private, are subject to probation. Read more…

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