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WORLD: Facebook to tag  mischievous posts following the on going boycott.

WORLD: Facebook to tag mischievous posts following the on going boycott.

Facebook has said it will start to label potentially harmful posts that it leaves up because of their news value. The more hands-on approach comes as the social media firm is under pressure to improve how it moderates the content on its platform, including posts by US President Donald Trump. More than 90 advertisers have joined a boycott of the site. Consumer goods giant Unilever on Friday added its name to the list, citing a "polarized election period" in the US. The maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream said it would halt Twitter, Facebook and Instagram advertising in the US "at least" through 2020. "Continuing to advertise on these platforms at this time would not add value to people and society," it said. "We will revisit our current position if necessary."...
WORLD:  Facebook CEO promises policy review.

WORLD: Facebook CEO promises policy review.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday promised to review the social network's policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump.The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed at quelling anger inside the company that was so severe it prompted some to quit.The outrage was sparked when Zuckerberg said Facebook would not remove or flag Trump's recent posts that appeared to encourage violence against those protesting police racism. Zuckerberg's message Friday seemed to attempt to mollify that anger: "We're going to review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are any amendments we should adopt," Zuckerberg wrote.This, he said, includes "exc...