By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 4-12-21
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has joined with almost two dozen other Democratic House members to urge Facebook to crack down on “dangerous misinformation,” including misleading ads, and providing ex post facto corrections for all disinformation.
The drumbeat of criticism of that social platform has been one of the loudest sounds on Capitol Hill over the past few months, exacerbated by the Capitol insurrection and the role of social media in providing a place to amplify false claims and organize resistance to legal elections.
The legislators minced no words. “We write out of a great sense of frustration because it is past time that Facebook acted decisively and definitively against dangerous disinformation,” they wrote in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. » Read More