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On Facebook’s New Misinformation Policy for Sri Lanka

By Groundviews - Fri Jul 20, 9:27 am

Featured image courtesy the Verge


20 July 2018

Colombo,

Sri Lanka

Recent news reports have surfaced noting that Facebook will be proactively taking steps to remove misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed.

Though long overdue, we welcome this announcement and look forward to learning more from the company. Facebook now seems to acknowledge the impact misinformation can have in certain contexts, especially in countries like Sri Lanka, as noted by CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself in an interview with Recode.

Subsequently, a report in the New York Times on July 18 noted that this policy of removing misinformation is already in effect in Sri Lanka with plans to roll out in Myanmar and other countries like India….

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