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Sensitive to claims of bias, Facebook relaxed misinformation rules for conservative pages

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More insights into the way Facebook removed 'strikes' from its internal system against conservative pages labelled as propagating disinformation.

"Facebook employees in the misinformation escalations team... deleted strikes ... issued to some conservative partners for posting misinformation ... discussions ... showed [they] were worried that complaints about Facebook's fact-checking could go public and fuel allegations that the social network was biased against conservatives."

Sometimes Facebook is proactive - not waiting for the complaint: "... the repeat offender status was “especially worrisome due to PragerU having 500 active ads”".

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