Report: Facebook Developed Tools to Police Jokes About Mark Zuckerberg Being an Alien

Breitbart | 7/9/2019 | Lucas Nolan
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A recent report outlines how social media firm Facebook carefully monitored posts on the platform about the company itself using a number of online tools. Bloomberg specifically notes in its report that the company used tools to “snuff” posts calling Mark Zuckerberg an alien.

A report from Bloomberg titled “How Facebook Fought Fake News About Facebook,” outlines how the social media giant used a number of online tools to fight rumors and allegedly false claims about itself on its own platform. The report outlines how through the use of a tool called “Stormchaser,” Facebook tracked down and monitored hoaxes across the platform.

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Since 2016, Facebook employees have used Stormchaser to track many viral posts, including a popular conspiracy that the company listens to users through their phone’s microphone, according to three former employees. Other topics ranged from bitter protests (the #deleteFB movement) to ludicrous jokes (that Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is an alien), according to one former employee. In some cases, like the copy-and-paste hoax, the social network took active steps to snuff them out. Staff prepared messages debunking assertions about Facebook, then ran them in front of users who shared the content, according to documents viewed by Bloomberg News and four people familiar with the matter. They asked not to be identified discussing private initiatives.

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Stormchaser wasn’t the only tool that Facebook used to track down misinformation, one tool allowed Facebook to gain insight...
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