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Iowa’s Attorney General demands Facebook work harder to stop “spread hate and disinformation”


This news story was published on August 6, 2020.
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Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES – Some user of Facebook nave noticed that the hate and disinformation is thick, and now Iowa’s Attorney General and his peers in other states are demanding that  Facebook work harder to stop “spread hate and disinformation”

We’re joining 19 AGs in calling on Facebook to take additional steps to prevent the site from being used to spread hate and disinformation. We urge Facebook to provide stronger support for users who fall victim to online intimidation and harassment on its platforms.
The letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg states that “[p]rivate parties, organized groups and public officials continue to use Facebook to spread misinformation and project messages of hate against different groups of Americans,” with many of those messages leading to the abuse of individual Facebook users.
The letter follows the release of a Civil Rights Audit of Facebook’s practices — commissioned by the company and completed in July — that faults Facebook for failing to advance civil rights, and refusing to enforce its own policies against dangerous organizations and individuals, including white supremacists and other extremists.
Read the letter here: iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/AGs_Letter_to_Facebook_2020_2F357948281EE.pdf

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16 Responses to Iowa’s Attorney General demands Facebook work harder to stop “spread hate and disinformation”

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    Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2020 at 10:53 am

    A fact is information minus emotion.

    An opinion is information plus experience.

    Ignorance is an opinion lacking information.

    And, stupidity is an opinion that ignores a fact.

    Facts don’t care about your feelings.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 9, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Hate will be out there, overt or hidden in peoples minds and in their actions. The more the blacks complain about how people act and talk in public, the more they ingrain that hatred in white people who feel that the blacks are trying to rule their lives. Just because you don’t see and hear it, doesn’t mean it’s not out there.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 9, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Disinformation???…Basically everything written about George Floyd falls into that category. Putting him on some kind of a heroic pedestal is based entirely on dishonest, race-hustling stupidity.

    Stay tuned and pay attention to what comes out at Chauvin’s trial.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Who determines what is hate and disinformation? Whatever happened to free speech and personal opinion?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2020 at 9:37 pm

      Hmmm do I hear Adolf Anonymous talking again?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 9, 2020 at 10:14 am

        Hmmmm do I hear the sound of ignorance? ASSuming something?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    That right there is P.C. Bullshit.

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    No free speech Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    So will he delete nit next

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I bet the Board at Facebook has been infiltrated by BLM and ANTIFA. Once they have taken over Facebook, everything else will be easy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 6, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    One person’s “hate and disinformation” is another persons truth and first amendment right to free speech. Just because you don’t like what someone says doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I have always wondered why it’s all right to say “black lives matter” and be trashed for saying “all lives matter”. Both statements are true. Both statements are protected by free speech. But yet for one you are praised and the other you are vilified. Our country is no longer free. We do all we can to placate the coloreds and chip away at our freedoms at the same time.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 6, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      The problem with free speech is that it works both ways. Colin Kaepernick has the same freedom as you do. So does Alex Jones. So do I. The problem with black lives matter/all lives matter comes with it’s intent. When someone says “Black lives matter” and you respond immediately with “All lives matter”, you unintentionally (maybe intentionally) say that the first statement is false. But, it isn’t false, it says that in a country where all lives matter, black lives SHOULD matter too. Sometimes they it seems they don’t matter because the same things keep happening.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

        Nothing you said, in any way, refuted what I said in my post. Intent is subjective. Objectivity, looking at the facts, throws everything you say right into the wind.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        August 8, 2020 at 5:48 am

        So, we agree that “All Lives Matter” is true, and obviously, all encompassing. That means, when you change the first word to “Black” (or any other specific race) then you have inserted racism. Therefore, BLM is racist right out of the gate, and that’s what 99% of people objecting to it are opposed to from the get-go.

        It’s pretty simple, and it’s pretty stupid at the same time.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 8, 2020 at 8:18 am

          You missed the point. Yes, ‘all lives matter’ is true, but in a country where this is supposed to be the norm, it is evident by certain actions against Blacks that it isn’t true all the time. The definition of racist “a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.”, doesn’t fit with your desire to say Black lives matter. All the followers of BLM are saying is that Black lives are important and shouldn’t be treated as if they weren’t. That is not racism. What is racist, and ignorant, is saying what is happening to Black people in this country is not important.

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            Anonymous

            August 9, 2020 at 7:31 am

            But…NOBODY ever says that. Nobody EVER says that what happens to ANYBODY is unimportant.

            BLM is based on false premises.

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            Anonymous

            August 9, 2020 at 8:10 am

            You don’t get out much, do you?