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NY Daily News | 07.20.18

What Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t get: Facebook is amplifying hate by letting conspiracy theorists sell their wares

Joan Donovan, Brian Friedberg

For the New York Daily News, Data & Society Media Manipulation Researcher Lead Joan Donovan and Research Analyst Brian Friedberg critique Facebook’s stance on hate speech on their platform.

“Through coordination and exploitation, a vocal minority posits itself as a majority, amplifying their messaging with fake accounts and bots to hide their identities. In his implicit defense of conspiracy content on Facebook, Zuckerberg misunderstands the relationship between words and actions. He suggests that it is impossible to assess intent in online conversation.”

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