Facebook Picks Sri Lanka To Be Its First Guinea Pig For ‘Fake News’ Eradication Program.
Not sure if this is good or bad.
You would think they would start with the U.S. — with the midterm elections coming up in a few months.
Nope. Better start with Sri Lanka. Yes, Facebook could argue that Fake News in Sri Lanka leads to loss of life. But, Fake News in the U.S. cost an election.
Anywho. This is a start. Lets see how it proceeds.
Since even buying a cup of tea in Sri Lanka can be politically charged, this is NOT going to be easy — i.e., getting agreement from Sri Lankans as to what is Fake News and what it isn’t. Fake News to one is political fodder to another. Facebook may not have realized this about Sri Lanka. Hhhhmmm!