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Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Original post made on Jan 25, 2023

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work at the tech company’s Mountain View office and now work in Fremont had their contracts terminated this month, workers included in the cut told the Voice.

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Posted by Banes
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jan 25, 2023 at 12:49 pm

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Classic FaceBook /Meta manipulation.

Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 26, 2023 at 10:22 am

Joseph E. Davis is a registered user.

Some of the worst promulgators of disinformation are the so-called fact checkers. These moderators are biased, as is everyone.

When I go on Facebook or Twitter, I simply want to see what the people I follow have to say, with no interference from the companies.

Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 27, 2023 at 7:35 am

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.


So it's ok to post blatantly false information that is harmful? Even the first amendment has limits.

Posted by Frank Sterle Jr.
a resident of another community
on Feb 7, 2023 at 6:19 pm

Frank Sterle Jr. is a registered user.

For all its flaws, social media has enabled far greater information freedom than that allowed by what had been a rigidly gatekept news and information virtual monopoly held by the pre-2000 electronic and print mainstream news-media.

Besides the Black Lives Matter and George Floyd protests, I seriously doubt that Greta Thunberg’s pre-pandemic formidable climate change movement, for example, would’ve been able to regularly form on such a congruently colossal scale if not in large part for the widely accessible posting and messaging systems of Facebook. [And, no, I'm not a paid shill for Big Social Media.]

As for all the prominently shrill conservative proclamations, I've found social media silences fossil-fuel-critical environmentalist voices just as much as conservative opinions.

Also, my own Facebook and Twitter accounts were disabled without any explanation three-and-a-half years ago. The relatively few Dislikes I had received came from pro-fossil-fuel sources.

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