Report: Obama Tried to Warn Zuckerberg About Fake News on Facebook

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Two months before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, then-President Barack Obama personally warned Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg that fake news about the 2016 presidential election had been spread on his social media site, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
At the time Zuckerberg reportedly acknowledged the threat of fake news and political disinformation, but said those messages weren’t widespread on Facebook. Last week, however, Zuckerberg admitted to Congress that Facebook had indeed been manipulated and that Russian operatives are suspected to have purchased more than 3,000 politically themed advertisements on the site during the election. Read more at THE WASHINGTON POST.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “Isn’t it ironic how the mainstream media has the nerve to lecture everyone else about “fake news” when they are the primary source of fake news on a consistent basis stretching back years?

    The most harmful fake news is routinely published by the mainstream media. They are the main progenitors of fake news.

    The fake news that Donald Trump had no chance whatsoever of winning the presidential election was proudly pushed by countless mainstream media outlets, with the Huffington Post even predicting that Hillary Clinton had a 98% chance of winning the presidency. When this fake news narrative was completely demolished on November 8, it swept away trust in political polling and the mainstream media to an even greater degree, prompting the backlash that you now see with the corporate press calling everyone else “fake news” when they are the real fake news.

    The ultimate Fake News List:
    http://silveristhenew.com/2016/12/07/the-ultimate-fake-news-list/

  2. Perhaps he did try to warn someone, but having been on one eight years long vacation, he had as much credibility, as the fake news that he was supposedly warning about.

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