Unfortunately, one aspect they won't address is the fax number database widespread criticism of Facebook 's policy of refusing to verify political ads , even if they combine sensational and defamatory misinformation along with appeals for donations to a campaign. "We will not comment on that Facebook policy. That in the end is up to them ," confirms Baker. “ We have already talked with Facebook fax number database to ban political ads, verify them or at least those of presidential candidates, limit microtargeting and only allow campaign ads that use standardized formats with no room for potentially misleading claims,” he said.
The misinformation problem looms as we enter the fax number database primaries ahead of the 2020 US election. Instead of being financially motivated , anyone from individual trolls to shady campaigns to foreign intelligence agents may find political incentives to make fun of democracy . Ideally, an organization with the experience and legitimacy of Reuters would have the funding to put more than fax number database four employees to work protecting hundreds of millions of Facebook users .
However, Facebook is already making an effort to make up for years of negligence around security . Large spending on content moderators , security engineers, and policy fax number database improvements depressed its net income growth from 61% year over year at the end of 2018 to just 7% as of the last quarter. That is a quantified commitment to improvement. However, it seems clear that the problems persist . So paying Reuters for its help is a new way for Facebook to move in the right direction fax number database against false information, even if it comes a few years late.