Can Facebook Really Stop Election Meddling? We Asked 600+ People. [New Data]

On Wednesday afternoon, both Facebook and Twitter came forward with announcements of coordinated election interference campaigns on their respective networks. Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in a statement that the company removed a total of 652 Pages, groups, and accounts for such behavior. Their origin: Iran. Their targets: Facebook users in the Middle East,…

65% of People Think Social Media Sites Should Remove This Content

Content moderation on social media sites remains a hotly-contested topic. This year, congressional committees have held not one, but two hearings on the “filtering practices” of social media networks. And while some of these lawmakers begged the question, “Are networks suppressing content from one stream of thought or another?” — these days, there’s another big…