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The Facebook Crisis Response Page in Sri Lanka turned out to be a playground for right-wing groups.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/4/24 15:41:04     readed:216

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In fact, as early as March, the group was blocked by Facebook for a period of time because of violations. 但是发生在诸多教堂的复活节日爆炸案,已经造成了数百人的伤亡。

Many videos on the Sri Lankan crisis's exclusive pages are titled to target religious believers who go to extremes, and even to ask if they can be considered guilty.

Facebook, which covers more than 2 billion users, has been trying to balance content tendencies, especially to prevent videos like mass shootings in New Zealand from being uploaded.

In addition, WhatsApp, a unit of FB, also faces a serious problem of false information. 甚至在图片分享平台 Instagram 上,也有许多人在散播反对疫苗接种的阴谋论。

To sum up, the global social network giant is facing a long and arduous battle to stop the proliferation of irregular information.

Previously, Facebook's services have been well received, especially by allowing relatives and friends of users affected by tragedy to know whether they are safe or not. However, it is accompanied by the use of this function from time to time to disseminate inappropriate information.

For example, during the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017, Bitcoin donations and advertising spam were sent to security Check information streams.

Ultimately, FB officials spent hours cleaning up relevant pages to ensure that only content from credible official news media was reproduced. As for the chaos on the Sri Lanka crisis page, Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment from foreign media.

In some posts circulated by conspiracy theorists, some religious believers rejoiced in the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month and called on everyone to "wake up and fight back".

As for the group's introductory page, it says: "No other continent has so much experience in war and genocide programs as Europe, and those who do not respect and use European culture (including extreme religious believers) will remember that."


The hosts of the group hope that netizens will actively forward and share videos in order to better understand and pay attention to the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. But in addition, Facebook Sri Lanka Crisis Page is full of spam and other content.

In order to gain more attention, some posts have labels such as # jubilee # music. Despite Facebook's commitment to vetting the campaign, the first article from an official news source could only be placed in the sixth of the message flow.

In addition, after sweeping out part of the three right-wing networks, Facebook removed some false, duplicate accounts and related pages. The FB explained that it violated the real-name and renaming policies of social networks and took measures including blockades.

Avaaz points out that in the past three months, these networks have reached about 1.7 million Facebook visitors, with about 7.4 million interactions. It involves anti-immigration, anti-LGBT, anti-extremist religion and so on, and some of the information is false or misleading.

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