Facebook will begin taking down fake news intended to encourage violence

Pehē 'e he Feisipuka' 'i he 'aho Pulelulu' kuo liliu 'enau polisii' 'o nau hanga 'eni 'o to'o 'a e ngaahi fakamatala loi te ne fakatupu ha maumau.

Facebook will begin taking down fake news and misinformation is intended to immediately incite violence and other physical harm.

However, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company won’t take down false news that does not meet these criteria.

“There are certain forms of misinformation that have contributed to physical harm, and we are making a policy change which will enable us to take that type of content down,” the social media giant said in a statement to CNBC.

“We will be begin implementing the policy during the coming months.”

Facebook has been accused of not doing enough to remove anti-Muslim posts and fake news that’s been linked to violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Such fake news and hate online hate have also added to sectarian violence in Sri Lanka.

“We have identified that there is a type of misinformation that is shared in certain countries that can incite underlying tensions and lead to physical harm offline,” Facebook product manager Tessa Lyons told the New York Times.

“We have a broader responsibility to not just reduce that type of content but remove it.”

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