Facebook’s role in Trump’s win is clear. No matter what Mark Zuckerberg says. - The Washington Post


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What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump’s win.
“Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook . . . influenced the election in any way — I think is a pretty crazy idea,” he said. “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”
In fact, voters make their decisions based on many factors, not just their “lived experience.”
Disinformation spread on Facebook clearly was one — a big one. That was obvious in November. It was obvious in April when Facebook, to its credit, announced some moves to combat the spread of lies in the form of news stories.
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9 days ago by rgl7194
We don’t know everything about Facebook’s role in the campaign. What we do know — or certainly ought to know by now — is to not take Facebook at its word. It always plays down its influence, trying for a benign image of connecting us all in a warm bath of baby pictures, tropical vacations and games of Candy Crush.
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12 days ago by leftyotter
What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump’s win. Disinformation spread on Facebook clearly was one — a big one. That was obvious in November. via Pocket
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13 days ago by kubia
What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump’s win. Disinformation spread on Facebook clearly was one — a big one. That was obvious in November. via Pocket
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13 days ago by schmitz
What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media company — innocent, well-intentioned Facebook — could have helped Donald Trump’s win. Disinformation spread on Facebook clearly was one — a big one. That was obvious in November.
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Margaret Sullivan, writing for The Washington Post:

We don’t know everything about Facebook’s role in the campaign. What we do know — or certainly ought to know by now — is to not take Facebook at its word. It always plays down its influence, trying for a benign image of connecting us all in a warm bath of baby pictures, tropical vacations and games of Candy Crush.

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13 days ago by josephschmitt
Margaret Sullivan, writing for The Washington Post:

We don’t know everything about Facebook’s role in the campaign. What we do know — or certainly ought to know by now — is to not take Facebook at its word. It always plays down its influence, trying for a benign image of connecting us all in a warm bath of baby pictures, tropical vacations and games of Candy Crush.

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13 days ago by rufous
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media…
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media…
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17 days ago by poritsky
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media…
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17 days ago by AramZS
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) What a ridiculous notion, Mark Zuckerberg scoffed shortly after the election, that his social-media…
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17 days ago by mathewi