Avaaz: Facebook continues to fail at flagging false and misleading posts about U.S. elections

Facebook continues to fail to spot and flag false and misleading posts about elections, according to a new report published by Avaaz. The U.S.-based nonprofit found in an analysis of a cross-section of Georgia-related election misinformation on Facebook that 60% of detected false and misleading posts reached thousands of voters without fact check labels.

The report comes as investigations suggest that Facebook is failing to stem the spread of misinformation, disinformation, and hate speech on its platform. In January, Seattle University associate professor Caitlin Carlson published results from an experiment in which she and a colleague collected more than 300 posts that appeared to violate Facebook’s hate speech rules. (Only about half of the posts were ultimately removed.) Separately, according to The Washington Post and others, allies of President Donald Trump have received few penalties under Facebook’s rules. Former employees told the publication that Trump-aligned accounts have been protected against

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Footy fan’s epic tattoo fail leaves the internet in stitches



a close up of a tattoo: MailOnline logo


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A footy fan was left red faced after recently getting a tattoo with the incorrect coordinates to the training base and spiritual home of his beloved team.

The unnamed supporter, no doubt still in dreamland after Richmond won their third AFL flag in four years against Geelong in late October, elected to ink the coordinates to Punt Road in East Melbourne.

But when his wife uploaded the image to social media, they were soon told the coordinates would take him to nearby Yarra Park.



a close up of a tattoo: The Richmond fan (pictured) wanted the coordinates to Punt Road where his beloved Tigers train, but he was slightly off centre in a significant faux pas


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The Richmond fan (pictured) wanted the coordinates to Punt Road where his beloved Tigers train, but he was slightly off centre in a significant faux pas



map: Instead the man has the coordinates inked for nearby Yarra Park (pictured above), not Punt Rd


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Instead the man has the coordinates inked for nearby Yarra Park (pictured above), not Punt Rd

The exact coordinates should have been 37°49’19.9’S

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