Facebook Reconsiders Trump Ban Following Right-Wing Misinformation Problems | Rachel Maddow 1

Facebook Reconsiders Trump Ban Following Right-Wing Misinformation Problems | Rachel Maddow

 

Rachel Maddow looks at the history of how concerns by Republicans at Facebook that cracking down on misinformation and disinformation would disproportionately affect right-wing pages contributed to the spread of dangerously false information.

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79 comments

    1. Is that all you have to say? He had to defend himself from these tyrannical reporters, woke people, artists, comedians who were constantly on his back. Don’t you see how the game is being played? They, the deep state wanted him out of office so they could install the communism regime from China. This is what is happening in your beautiful free country!! God you are sooo blind. Get your facts straight because you are just about to loose it for good and now what. Would you like to live in China??? If not you should go do some researches. Stop watching fake medias.

  1. I’m so much happier since I deleted my FB. The Algorithm is designed to keep you on edge and attached.

    1. @Debra Johnson : So, a private business should be forced to disseminate LIES, manufactured in hostile countries, to undermine democracy? Why? That’s compulsory Propaganda! Can you say, “Fascism.” Do the Dems force you to put up their slogans in your place of business? Would you object, if they did? I hope you would, Putin . . .

    2. i have the app face book purity and you can set it so you see nothing but what you want. its great!

    3. @keith2092 lol wow.. accusing others because of your deranged aludments.. what an absolute loser

    4. @Ash Roskell how would Facebook and Twitter know what is a lie and what isn’t.. politicians lie.. and unless somehow social media moguls know what is true?

    5. Speaking of keeping you on edge our television networks are very good at that and they do it constantly. Fox and msnbc are good examples of it.

    1. I am sorry, but trump destroyed your country, and as he is still allowed to SPEAK, this will never end for you. President Biden has to step in and stop him, somehow!!! This cannot go on!!!

    2. Society cant survive it. And thats exactly why we are on the brink right now.. MSN have been lying for *years* (and why so many MSN viewers are brainwashed)

    3. @TheChiefEng; The world was built on a lie, where other’s have always used others, it only stands to reason they would have carried that perspective here, but there have been sane people here that were always trying to amend the injustice. Things don’t happen over night! Go talk to some silly ancient concept out of the Middle East if you have complaints.

  2. The whole notion that we should go out of our way to overlook Republican’s bad behavior so that we appear fair & unbiased is what got us to this point.

    1. @Gary HAHA we probably come here for the same reason. to realize how crazy people can be. …and sometimes mocking. lol

  3. If Trump gets back on Facebook, I want to see the documentation of how Trump has changed his behavior to warrant the restoration of his account status. What has he done to deserve a second chance?

    1. I believe Today Trump will be reinstated on Facebook & will continue to say that he won the 2020 Election. Maybe a noose will be waiting for Liz Cheney back in Wyoming also like it was outside at the Capitol building when the riot occurred for VP Mike Pence. Once she is gone the Trump party will make Trump Dictator or King ruling a Totalitarianism regime & whoever does not follow his orders will be punished severely. McCarthy coming from California is to weak talking back to how the King is acting at times in the House & I believe he will also be replaced by someone more loyal & stronger to serve the King. There will be no more Democracy or Bipartisanship coming from this regime & everyone must believe that Trump won the 2020 Election fair & square. I still believe a international criminal syndicate belongs to the massive Trump swamp nest of connections still in Federal Government (even though Trump is gone) like in the private IRS, Justice Department (people doing the investigations of Trump & his children, etc. where the evidence is right in front of their nose), Defense Department, Post Office (Board of Governors & DeJoy), OSHA, etc. & why he & his children are never going to jail (No Counterintelligence Report on Trump in the White House by Mueller adding obstruction of justice through the Mueller Report (“Conspiracy to Defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. §371) a/k/a “Collusion” by the Mueller report” now that Trump is out of Office), “Billions Spent on U.S. Defenses Failed to Detect Giant Russian Hack,” bounty put on USA Troops was a Hoax, Trump children getting Top Level Security Clearance, Michael Caputo former Trump campaign official with no medical or scientific background in the health department’s top communications position), etc. If there is the slightest threat to Trump & his children (for fear of going to USA jail) they would be getting out of the USA in less than an hour going right to Israel or some other place in the Middle East to live even though there are now about 29 law suits (some Federal) against Trump or his children.

    2. @J M M You have been on here for years. Get a life troll. HAHAHA HAHAHA

    3. Why would Trump endure all this bashing and insults from mainstream media for four years? You were MK Ultra by MSM and you didn’t even know. They spread so much hatred it is sickening!! I’ll tell you why he endured every thing, it’s because he loves his country and doesn’t want to sell it to China communism you moron. You have no idea how you are lucky to live in America!!! Most of these politicians, the fake journalists and artists were all bought. Don’t you know how it’s done?? Open you eyes and get your facts straight!!!

  4. Since they’re all about GREED-they’re gonna let him back. Then he’ll screw them yet again!

    1. @God Made Weed, Sun Flowers & Birds !
      Guess you don’t need me then, huh, madam? You’re talking about your, “Russian satanic government,” I presume?

    2. I believe Today Trump will be reinstated on Facebook & will continue to say that he won the 2020 Election. Maybe a noose will be waiting for Liz Cheney back in Wyoming also like it was outside at the Capitol building when the riot occurred for VP Mike Pence. Once she is gone the Trump party will make Trump Dictator or King ruling a Totalitarianism regime & whoever does not follow his orders will be punished severely. McCarthy coming from California is to weak talking back to how the King is acting at times in the House & I believe he will also be replaced by someone more loyal & stronger to serve the King. There will be no more Democracy or Bipartisanship coming from this regime & everyone must believe that Trump won the 2020 Election fair & square. I still believe a international criminal syndicate belongs to the massive Trump swamp nest of connections still in Federal Government (even though Trump is gone) like in the private IRS, Justice Department (people doing the investigations of Trump & his children, etc. where the evidence is right in front of their nose), Defense Department, Post Office (Board of Governors & DeJoy), OSHA, etc. & why he & his children are never going to jail (No Counterintelligence Report on Trump in the White House by Mueller adding obstruction of justice through the Mueller Report (“Conspiracy to Defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. §371) a/k/a “Collusion” by the Mueller report” now that Trump is out of Office), “Billions Spent on U.S. Defenses Failed to Detect Giant Russian Hack,” bounty put on USA Troops was a Hoax, Trump children getting Top Level Security Clearance, Michael Caputo former Trump campaign official with no medical or scientific background in the health department’s top communications position), etc. If there is the slightest threat to Trump & his children (for fear of going to USA jail) they would be getting out of the USA in less than an hour going right to Israel or some other place in the Middle East to live even though there are now about 29 law suits (some Federal) against Trump or his children.

    3. Right after he screws up all the parts of the country he didn’t have time to hit before we finally dragged him out kicking and screaming.

    4. @billycarson Yessss I’m right there with you believing all of that. Thanks for taking the time to express it so well.

    5. @Lisa Curlee Thanks more to come if I still have a computer – we are all in on this involving Democracy – taking Civics in high school payed off.

  5. It would be a mistake to allow him back on facebook and would give misinformation legitimacy. Facebook should be boycotted if they do. This country has suffered enough under Trump we deserve some peace.

    1. Boycott Facebook now! Look what they did to our country. Over 1/2 million dead. The insurrection. Ban FB.

    2. @FORENSIC AUDITS ACROSS AMERICA!!
      I can tell from your posting, you have never been to a dentist.

    1. I don’t care if they believe it to be true. If they do, correct the record. Lies ought to have consequences levelled against those who willingly proliferate them- Biden ought to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine immediately

    2. @Qahir Makhani
      The fairness doctrine only applied to broadcasting & would not affect cable or internet. That doesn’t mean the FCC can’t implement rules for those entities as well though. It depends on how their jurisdiction over those entities works. The internet is an international entity & I’m not sure how much control any one country has over it beyond blocking it altogether.

    1. I concur… but I hazard a guess we are all ‘no spring chickens’… I was at the age-bracket where you either chose to be online with friends or opted out (for privacy)… Happy I opted out.

    2. Misery loves company and a lot of social media users absolutely feel inadequate about themselves.

    3. I read all of these Comments. You all just actually shared what kind of antisocial lifestyle you live. And you came to this site to tell us all

    4. Tomass carehole , not buying into FAKEBOOK. does not indicate antisocial behavior…. clinging to the lies , fraud and rethuglicon propaganda DOES indicate your need for approval from a tribe of losers though….

  6. How about we shove bias out the window and just ban all misinformation? That way GQP has to start telling the truth for once.

    1. @Robert Drymajło Believe it or not they used to do the same in America. Then the crazies took over the education system and here we are.

    2. @Mimzy Jinx oh, like Trump’s OAN? Get real, a fact can be checked. Your terrified your crazy talk will get banned. Just admit it.

    3. @Lisa Curlee no I totally agree with your statement. Don’t think it’s a rant at all, but simple fact.

    4. @Billy L what in God’s green hills are you talking about? Stay on Target. Topic is, should all misinformation be banned, no matter the source?

  7. I’m off Facebook ever since – don’t trust them anymore! I sure hope this Ex President will never ever be reinstated! It shouldn’t take a worldwide board to decide that – any simple person can grasp it. For heavens sake, keep that crooked man from voicing publicly any more of his self serving hate mongering lies!

    1. Which he won’t get on his new blog because you’re not allowed to comment. He’s just doing what he normally does – talking at you. Same broken record being played over and over again.

    2. If a person cannot or will not fill the swamp whisperers pockets or ego you are absolutely no good to him

  8. Why can’t we all just get off facebook anyways? Facebook has been janky for years.

    1. It’s a free country, people should use what they want. If you don’t like US freedoms then leave my country.

    2. @Viva La Raza! Freedom with the largest incarceration rate in the world. I don’t buy it, lol.

    3. @Viva La Raza! Facebook is a company, they can do what they like on their platform. Are you a communist?

    4. @American Book Dragon TDS is the excuse, they have taken full control of information and free speech from everyone.

  9. They didn’t just avoid stopping Far Right fake news, they chose to censor Left Wing real news, instead.

  10. Lies should NEVER be given an equal platform to facts. 
    It’s crazy that that’s even debatable.

    1. @Whereis Yourfather 230 is probably the only reason some of the things being posted are even allowed. For example, your statement was potentially an incitement to violence if someone took you up on it. That would mean that MSNBC would then have to pay potentially if your comment ended up with the group hurting someone. That would mean instead of me reporting that you might be inciting violence, MSNBC would have to figure out a way to get Google YouTube’s comment section to not post your comments at all, or comments would not be allowed at all.

    1. I have never heard or seen any of his client complain of lost.. I think he’s just too perfect

    2. Hey your not far from making profit, she has taken care of my account for months..I have 25 wins so far

  11. Gotta love it…. Because they believe it isn’t fake, means we have to leave it there even though it is fake.

  12. If Facebook let’s him back ,and he starts with the Dominion rhetoric. I wonder how long it will be before Dominion Lawyers hit them with a big number.

  13. It’s amazing how “Dirt” always seems to be swept under the rug when you know that the rug should just be thrown away!

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