While the accusation of Facebook spreading hoaxes spread all over the news like a wildfire, the company discreetly designed a new tool for preventing those hoaxes from appearing on the newsfeeds of users living in these locations. The underlying purpose of designing this tool is to enable Facebook into China, which was banned since 2009.
The Controller of the Tool
Mark Zuckerberg handed over the responsibility of this tool entirely to other third parties in China; as a result, Chinese third parties have full control over what can or cannot appear on the newsfeed of others.
Numerous software engineers from different departments of Facebook rallied behind Vaughan Smith for making this feature functional. Vaughan Smith is currently the vice president for mobile, corporate and business development of Facebook, according to The NextWeb.
This tool is no longer a secret within the company. When Zuckerberg was questioned by his employees during a weekly question & answer session in July, he replied,
“It’s better for Facebook to be a part of enabling conversation, even if it’s not yet the full conversation.”
Facebook attempted to control the proliferation of fake news over the internet with another tool launched previous year, which enables users for reporting dubious news and hoaxes.
I believe that the inception of the tool by Facebook censorship in China is implying a new obstacle within the company. Facebook’s sole objective to expand is diverting it from fulfilling its core business ethics.
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