The Markup: Trump’s False Posts Were Treated with Kid Gloves by Facebook

The Markup: Trump’s False Posts Were Treated with Kid Gloves by Facebook. “Overall, we gathered Facebook feed data from more than 2,200 people and examined how often those users saw flagged posts on the platform in December and January. We found more than 330 users in the sample who saw posts that were flagged because they were false, devoid of context, or related to an especially controversial issue, like the presidential election. But Facebook and its partners used the ‘false’ label sparingly—only 12 times.”

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