(INTELLIHUB) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on on Tuesday announced that he will begin screening and censoring news outlets on the social media platform based on their credibility and trustworthiness which Zuckerberg says, his team will decide.
The social media CEO testified before Congress back in mid-April where he vowed that news outlets need to rated and ranked after he was held under the bus for the Cambridge Analytica data privacy leak.
“We put [that data] into the system, and it is acting as a boost or a suppression, and we’re going to dial up the intensity of that over time,” Zuckerberg said. “We feel like we have a responsibility to further [break] down polarization and find common ground.”
The CEO says that he will spend “billions” to implement both artificial intelligence and human gatekeepers to keep propaganda at bay.
It looks like this could be the beginning of the end for any independent journalist or news outlet who dares to challenge the official narrative.
Will Facebook use the new rating and ranking system to suppress real news that challenges the official narrative?
Will #Facebook use the new rating and ranking system to suppress real news that challenges the official narrative?
— Intellihub (@intellihubnews) May 2, 2018