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Report: Facebook Gave Preferential Treatment to Right-Wing Pages and Fired Whistleblower

HeadlineAug 07, 2020

BuzzFeed reports Facebook deleted misinformation warnings against high-profile right-wing pages and reportedly fired an employee who collected evidence of Facebook giving such pages preferential treatment. This comes as Facebook employees have repeatedly questioned Facebook executives over their handling of right-wing, white supremacist media outlets that publish fake news. In one instance, the company allowed Breitbart News, which is a Facebook news partner, to circulate a video promoting unproven treatments for COVID-19 and discouraging the wearing of face masks.

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