Facebook Announces It Will Label ‘Newsworthy’ Content That Violates Company Policies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday the popular social media platform will be taking additional steps to guarantee Americans are well informed ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

In his own Facebook post, Zuckerberg revealed a new policy surrounding “newsworthy” content that would otherwise violate the platform’s policies.

According to Zuckerberg, if the public interest value of the content outweighs the risk of harm, Facebook will leave the content up.

“We will soon start labeling some of the content we leave up because it is deemed newsworthy, so people can know when this is the case,” Zuckerberg said.

He added, “We’ll allow people to share this content to condemn it, just like we do with other problematic content, because this is an important part of how we discuss what’s acceptable in our society – but we’ll add a prompt to tell people that the content they’re sharing may violate our policies.”

Three weeks ago, I committed to reviewing our policies ahead of the 2020 elections. That work is ongoing, but today I…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, June 26, 2020

Zuckerberg went on to explain politicians are not exempt from the rule if they post content that may lead to violence or deprive Americans of their right to vote.

He discussed additional policies put forth by the platform including providing authoritative information on how and when Americans can vote during the pandemic, taking additional steps to fight voter suppression, and investing in prohibiting hateful content in ads.

Zuckerberg reiterated he is adamant about providing a space for users to voice their opinions while standing against hateful content.

“I’m committed to making sure Facebook remains a place where people can use their voice to discuss important issues, because I believe we can make more progress when we hear each other,” Zuckerberg said.

He continued, “But I also stand against hate, or anything that incites violence or suppresses voting, and we’re committed to removing that no matter where it comes from.”

Twitter has also taken steps to flag content that has violated the company’s policies.

On Tuesday, the social media platform added an advisory to President Donald Trump’s tweet after he issued a warning to protesters, as IJR previously reported.

Responses

  1. So, as long as it is trashing the POTUS and republicans/conservatives in general, it stays, but anything harsh against democRATS /liberals, ummmmm, NOT… I see NAZI!!!

  2. George Orwell would be proud of today’s managed news. Zuckerberg, et al believe the First Amendment means free speech is allowed as long as it has my approval.

  3. Oh come on Zuckerberg! Stop talking out of both sides of your mouth and call it what it is. We old folks who still favor the constitution call it “censorship”….and we have been around A LOT longer than you have so if you think you are going to self-appoint yourself the “ONE” who determines what is “newsworthy, authoritative and informative” you have reached all-time new high of egomania kid…which is really saying something. WE DON’T NEED YOUR PLATFORM to get our message out Mark. Golly gee, I thought someone as smart as you are supposed to be would’ve figured that out by now, but I guess it’s a little difficult to see around that big head of yours.

  4. Zuckerberg forgot to mention…..as long as he agrees with it.
    Now if only IJR would do half as much.

  5. Too bad IJR does not censor hate comments which would include calling members assholes, pussies and Rephuckers like Johnny boy does. Complaints to IJR about his comments may be a way to
    clean up IJR with pertinent discussions.

      1. Well you’ve been a close second, holier than thou Cheri…That is, against anyone who dares to disagree with you.

    1. Listen to this pussy asshole cry! Go suck marks ass cry baby. IJR he called me names!! Suspend his ass from this site he’s a bully & talks mean to me. LMAO Grow a pair & handle it or go to your cry room and do some coloring and play with some play-doh. Everything is gonna be just fine Paula .

      1. Whatsa matter Timmy, did you loose your nuk or did Johnny Boy steal it from you when you went to his momma’s basement?

        1. You’re a prime example of a trump supporter Paul. You have to resort to condescending, belittling comebacks when someone doesn’t share your opinion. Kind like trump. It makes you look very juvenile btw…

          1. Janice does Johnny Boy have opinions to which you share? For a libtard maybe so.

      2. They can deal it but turn into whiny babies when someone stands up for themselves.

        1. Janice you must share Johnny Boy’s and Scotty the Imp’s mothers‘ basements.

          1. There you go again…all nasty and no substance. It must suck to be you! Do you ever have an actual intelligent point to make besides being a hateful douche??

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