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    Facebooks "Trustworthy News" is mostly FOX News

    I think this could hurt Facebook a lot.

    Confirming grave fears among progressives that Facebook's efforts to become an arbiter of "trustworthy" news would prioritize corporate and right-wing outlets over independent sources, the social media giant on Wednesday unveiled the first slate of news segments it will air in the coming days as part of its effort to combat "misinformation"—and the schedule is chock-full of Fox News.

    "The network leads off coverage first thing in the morning, snagged the prime mid-day spot with a version of 'Fox News Update'... and will get two weekend time slots," notes Gizmodo's AJ Dellinger. "It's the only news network that is a part of the Facebook-funded project to have a show on Facebook Watch every day of the week."

    Dellinger goes on to argue that Facebook's decision to include a heavy dose of Fox News in its Facebook Watch project is part of the platform's effort to "placate its critics on the right," who insist that the tech behemoth is somehow biased against conservative news sources.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...-full-fox-news
    https://www.facebook.com/facebookmed...facebook-watch

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    I don’t know what this news feed is, but would this be showing on accounts in other countries?

    I can tell you how well that’s going to go over in any other country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I don’t know what this news feed is, but would this be showing on accounts in other countries?

    I can tell you how well that’s going to go over in any other country.
    Yea apparently its a world wide thing. Bizarre isnt it? They expect to rebuild their image this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I think this could hurt Facebook a lot.

    Confirming grave fears among progressives that Facebook's efforts to become an arbiter of "trustworthy" news would prioritize corporate and right-wing outlets over independent sources, the social media giant on Wednesday unveiled the first slate of news segments it will air in the coming days as part of its effort to combat "misinformation"—and the schedule is chock-full of Fox News.

    "The network leads off coverage first thing in the morning, snagged the prime mid-day spot with a version of 'Fox News Update'... and will get two weekend time slots," notes Gizmodo's AJ Dellinger. "It's the only news network that is a part of the Facebook-funded project to have a show on Facebook Watch every day of the week."

    Dellinger goes on to argue that Facebook's decision to include a heavy dose of Fox News in its Facebook Watch project is part of the platform's effort to "placate its critics on the right," who insist that the tech behemoth is somehow biased against conservative news sources.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...-full-fox-news
    https://www.facebook.com/facebookmed...facebook-watch
    Yep, people don't expect Facebook to be fail and balanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I think this could hurt Facebook a lot.

    Confirming grave fears among progressives that Facebook's efforts to become an arbiter of "trustworthy" news would prioritize corporate and right-wing outlets over independent sources, the social media giant on Wednesday unveiled the first slate of news segments it will air in the coming days as part of its effort to combat "misinformation"—and the schedule is chock-full of Fox News.

    "The network leads off coverage first thing in the morning, snagged the prime mid-day spot with a version of 'Fox News Update'... and will get two weekend time slots," notes Gizmodo's AJ Dellinger. "It's the only news network that is a part of the Facebook-funded project to have a show on Facebook Watch every day of the week."

    Dellinger goes on to argue that Facebook's decision to include a heavy dose of Fox News in its Facebook Watch project is part of the platform's effort to "placate its critics on the right," who insist that the tech behemoth is somehow biased against conservative news sources.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...-full-fox-news
    https://www.facebook.com/facebookmed...facebook-watch

    It wouldn't be a big deal to only put their real news shows on. So long as they don't carry the opinion pieces, it would be relatively "fair & balanced". Fox only gets really far out in the weeds with their non-journalistic shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yea apparently its a world wide thing. Bizarre isnt it? They expect to rebuild their image this way?
    Their whole "honesty" campaign right now.. i don't get it.
    Their TV and theater ads.. about how they will eliminate fake news... and ever since that stared, i get more and more pro-Trump suggestions in my feed as "popular on facebook" recommendations.

    If their would be ANY algorithm behind it, there would be NO way that my feed would include pro-Trump push ads.. which tells me that facebook is now pushing this content for other reasons, most likely because the Trump administration pays for it.

    No idea what "facebook Watch" is.. bu having Fox news included as a "news" source... ok facebook. As Libertine said, fail and [UN]balanced seems to be the new motto.

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