Warner: Congress Has ‘Not Done’ Their Job On Regulating Misinformation Through Facebook | MSNBC 1

Warner: Congress Has ‘Not Done’ Their Job On Regulating Misinformation Through Facebook | MSNBC

 

Sen. Mark Warner, Chair of Senate Intel Committee, says Congress has ‘not done’ their job on regulating misinformation on Facebook.
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40 comments

  1. Congress hasn’t done it’s job serving the American people. This mutl million doesn’t understand that.

    1. dude… they cant… the 1st Amendment protects free speech, even the speech you dont want to hear

    2. @Paul Wilson Only if they can prove that they are NOT acting as a part of another government’s will.

    3. Yes, the better question is:
      > Who is protecting consumers from Murdoch media misinformation/disinformation?

  2. Facebook is a private entity, just like a restaurant. And just as a restaurant can refuse to give service to any undesirable customer, Facebook likewise has the right to ban anyone they wish.

    1. So you agree restaurants can refuse to serve people based on their race or sexual orientation. Sound logic.

    2. @Biden has Dementia I agree that when it comes to privately owned establishments, anyone can refuse to serve anybody, yes.

  3. Maybe there should be a new law that allows news agencies/reporters to be held accountable for spreading misinformation.
    Or maybe a law that requires things said/reported on a news platform be labeled as “fact checked” or “opinion.”

    1. @Paul Wilson It’s been the role of the 3rd estate (media) to fact-check from the earliest days of this country’s founding. In a more connected world, where (for example) cameras and microphones are in every phone, we see “fact-checking” daily on a wider scale. I don’t think asking where the responsibility for fact-checking lies is the right question. Rather, the right question is are we, as a society, educating ourselves with the requisite skills to determine fact from fiction (critical thinking, bias mitigation, etc.)? In my opinion, the answer is clearly “no.” A democracy (or, if you prefer, a constitutional republic) survives only if its populace is capable of basic discernment of reality. We can individually come to different conclusions around a shared set of facts. But if half the country believes 1+1=3, we are in trouble.

      EDIT: And, yes, I do recognize your question was rhetorical, so am not dissing it, or you for asking it. 🙂

    1. Yes, the better question is:
      > Who is protecting consumers from Murdoch media misinformation/disinformation?

  4. Complaining about Facebook when Fox news and others lie on your TV screen daily is absurd.. Go after Fox!

    1. @Paul Wilson Yes, the better question is:
      > Who is protecting consumers from Murdoch media misinformation/disinformation?

    1. Yes, the better question is:
      > Who is protecting consumers from Murdoch media misinformation/disinformation?

  5. Are Tucker and Hannity going to have a séance attempting to resurrect Trump’s Facebook and Twitter accounts?

  6. You can do something about Fox News. There got to be some regulations as that is a news media company. If you now talk about misinformation.

  7. We need a return to the Fairness Doctrine for networks, cable news/”infotainment”, and social media platforms simply saying you can’t promulgate obviously debunked claims

  8. Totally agree they who ever is in charge of stopping misinformation that can cause and affect homeland security has FAILED MISERABLY !!!!

  9. I don’t know if opening 230 helps the situation, but allowing Congress to fine these companies who peddle disinformation for profit might help. Start with the Fox “News” of the world, who use the term news but are registered as entertainment networks.

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