Is Facebook A Media Company? Social Network Under Heat For Content Problems
Facebook has a content problem and it may have a thing or two to do with its algorithm and its identity as a media company. The social media platform came under criticism twice on Friday—once for a 9/11 conspiracy theory making it to the Trending News list and once for censoring an iconic photograph from the Vietnam War.
On Friday morning, an article in British tabloid The Daily Star made its way to the Trends list on Facebook just days ahead of the 15th anniversary of tragic attack. The piece—titled “September 11: The footage that ‘proves bombs were planted in Twin Towers’”—alleges that the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York was the result of “controlled demolition.” – READ MORE