Washington DC & London
Joined on 26 April, 2019
“The Center for Countering Digital Hate estimates that the biggest English-language anti-vaxxers social media accounts enjoy a global following of 59 million, with the top 147 accounts increasing their reach by nearly a fifth in the last year.”
Our report shows that modern day extremism is evolving at pace, yet our laws are failing to keep up with the threat of #HatefulExtremism. Gaps in legislation are being exploited, allowing extremists to operate with impunity #LawfulExtremism
"Though disabling comments was a smart way to starve trolls, it was also admitting a societal failure.
“They’re acknowledging that we lost the battle against social media companies & their algorithms” @Imi_Ahmed said.
#DontFeedTheTrolls in @Marinetimes
Remarkably, the only issue Facebook see as being wrong with this is that *some* adverts were not declared as political.
Which suggests that, as long as the adverts are declared to be political, Facebook will continue to profit from genocide denial.
"A new report by @CCDHate has found that social media pages run by anti-vaxxers – who have used the chance of the confusion around the pandemic to crystalise their message – have increased their following by at least 7.8 million people since 2019."
I’ve spent some time in Facebook’s ad library and found it has been accepting payments to promote Chinese state media propaganda that plays down the plight of Uyghur people. Read my ‘profits from propaganda’ investigation in full here:
More details below
How bad is this? @Imi_Ahmed of the @CCDHate says: "It is beyond disgusting that Facebook is taking money to promote Chinese state propaganda denying the reality that their state is engaged in crimes against humanity against Uyghur Muslims."
End of content
No more pages to load