Headline from the Daily Beast:
Sheryl Sandberg, feminist author and chief operating officer of Facebook, says the social-media giant doesn’t see itself as a publisher or an “arbiter of the truth.” The social-networking site has come under fire in recent months for not appropriately fighting “fake news” articles published on its pages. “We are really a platform and we take our responsibilities on false news very seriously.
So it’s looking like Facebook wants all the power and advertising of a publisher without any of the rules and responsibility.
Facebook makes money when people are on Facebook — that’s the deal. Get on Facebook, stay on Facebook, get all your info on Facebook, blah blah blah. And that’s how fake news works — start spreading shit on Facebook, reposting, passing it around, clicks, money, ads for people who want to access people who dig fake news! Boom!
The Trump campaign paid huge money to Facebook to run ads on Facebook looking for people who would eat fake news and vote for the Orange Fuckstick.
Ironically, the Lean In Queen has popped a little fake news of her own. It’s total crap Facebook is not a publisher.