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Facebook reportedly failed to investigate misinformation tactics from the right-wing Daily Wire over fears of conservative backlash

Posted On: 30 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Facebook reportedly failed to investigate misinformation tactics from the right-wing Daily Wire over fears of conservative backlash

Facebook reportedly failed to investigate misinformation from right-wing news site The Daily Wire over concerns it could set off a Republican backlash.
According to the New York Times, Facebook's security and policy teams clashed over whether or not to investigate the site, after it was found to have used tactics associated with disinformation networks.
Facebook's policy team is said to have discouraged the idea, worried that investigating a major right-wing network could prompt a Republican backlash.
The social media giant's head of cybersecurity, Nathaniel Gleicher, told the NYT he did not recall tensions over The Daily Wire.
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Facebook reportedly failed to investigate misinformation from right-wing US news site the Daily Wire over concerns it could set off a Republican backlash.
According to a New York Times article published Sunday , Facebook's security and policy teams clashed over whether or not to investigate the site.
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