Trump's presence or absence on the platform is unlikely to greatly influence users whether they should stay or they should go.
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Donald Trump is still not allowed on Facebook, for now. Facebook’s Oversight Board decided to uphold the platform’s indefinite suspension of the former president after he shared supportive messages of his supporters’ siege of the U.S. Capitol
On May 4 2021, Signal app creator Moxie Marlinspike (Matthew Rosenfeld) tweeted about a series of Facebook ads purportedly banned by the platform — for reasons apparent upon seeing examples of the advertisements: Signal tried to use Instagram a
Multiple posts on Facebook shared in Tanzania claim to promote job vacancies at various South African companies. However, the listings are a hoax and do not lead to the advertised listings. The alleged employers also confirmed that the ads were fake.
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it on your email every Thursday. A check on power The Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to uphold former
A Facebook post claiming to offer 650 new jobs for general staff and cashiers at McDonald’s fast-food restaurants in South Africa has been shared hundreds of times. But the post is a scam and a regional spokesman from McDonald’s denied any associat
Earlier this week, while appearing on his own network, CNN’s Jake Tapper said why even interview some guests if they are just going to lie? He’s right. If certain conservative lawmakers are going to perpetuate wild conspiracy theories, including th
The former President of the United States has been banned for life from Twitter, but Facebook?
Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the platform’s permanent ban of former President Donald Trump’s account for now, but said that while Trump did create an “an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible,” it was unjust to keep h
Since the day after the deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, former President Donald Trump's social media accounts have been silent — muzzled for inciting violence using the platforms as online megaphones.
Former President Donald Trump will find out whether he gets to return to Facebook when the social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board announces its ruling in the high-profile case.
Former President Donald Trump was suspended from Facebook and Instagram after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
A video showing health workers singing in an empty hospital ward has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim it portrays the “truth” of the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. The claim is misleading: the clip shows a
Facebook posts claim that a rally in the British capital of London against coronavirus rules on April 24, 2021 attracted 750,000 protesters. This figure, however, has been exaggerated; British media reported the rally attracted around 10,000 protes
Facebook users in South Korea have shared a list of purported Covid-19 prevention tips, which they claim was issued by the “Samsung Alternative Medicine Institute”. The claims are false: the purported remedies are not proven treatments for Covid-1
Does a photo of a dozen people dining at a restaurant show Facebook's community standards team? No, that's not true: The photo was first published in 2018 on a Facebook page of "Flat Earthers," a group that challenges the idea that the ea
A Google document shared in Facebook posts claims to advertise hundreds of jobs at Naivas Supermarket, a leading supermarket chain in Kenya. In order to apply, users are required to fill out a form and pay a “registration fee”. But AFP Fact Check
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a screenshot of Google Maps that purports to show South Korea’s ruling Democratic party's headquarters are situated in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The claim is false: the party’s headquarters are l
Facebook announced Monday that it would limit posts that contain misinformation and hate speech as it relates to the trial of Derek Chauvin. In a blog post, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president for content policy, wrote, “We know this trial ha
A list circulating in multiple Facebook posts purports to give the ages at which various inventors and sports stars died. The posts advise people to "eat whatever you like" and "enjoy life", because, they claim, exercise does not necessarily prolong l
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a purported health notice that warns people who get out of bed "too quickly" are likely to suffer a stroke. The claim is misleading: health experts said the warning was “not true” for healthy people who ha
A chart circulated in multiple Facebook posts purports to show Korean War veterans in South Korea receive lower government benefits than a group of South Korean pro-democracy demonstrators who protested against the military junta in 1980. But the
Facebook posts shared repeatedly by social media users worldwide claim that Pfizer has announced an “upgrade” to its Covid-19 vaccine that includes a “Microsoft chip for reduced symptoms”. The claim is false: the article originated on a satiric
Three posts shared on Facebook claim to offer jobs for casual workers at PEP Stores, a leading retail company in South Africa. However, the posts are a scam and the firm has denied any association with the page behind the purported listings.
Multiple Facebook posts claim that butterbur -- a plant extract sometimes used for medicinal purposes -- is effective in curing dementia and cancer. The claim is false. Butterbur is not a cure for cancer, according to medical experts. Separately, South
REVIEW Multiple Facebook ads containing a video clip appearing to promote a diet supplement to aid weight loss, such as this one and this one, claimed that “every judge” from the American business reality television show “Shark Tank” had “
A Facebook post shared hundreds of times in Nigeria claims that popular Canadian actress Riele Downs is dead. But this is false: US television channel Nickelodeon confirmed the young actress is still alive and the source of the rumour has since retract
A Facebook post that has been shared more than 3,000 times claims: “We’re about to be forced to have a digital ID, proving we’ve had an experimental vaccine, which doesn’t prevent infection or transmission of a virus that most o
The board said it will accept cases from users who object to content posted by others and who have already exhausted Facebook's appeal process.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim it shows Indian politician Mamata Banerjee making a "secret" visit to a Muslim shrine. The posts go on to claim that Banerjee was "deceiving Hindus" as she seeks re-el
In April 2021, a March 8 2019 Facebook post about a man caught secretly living in a woman’s attic went viral — purportedly told from the point of view of the unfortunate woman’s son. The Post and its Variations Originally, the text of
A Facebook account purporting to represent Johns Hopkins hospitals and facilities claims to be offering jobs at the famed US medical institution, with promises of free visas, tickets and accommodation for successful applicants. However, this is false;
Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
Multiple Facebook posts share a claim that people become more prone to Covid-19 infection after they receive their first of two vaccine doses. The claim is misleading: while people who have received the Covid-19 jab can still contract the virus, gettin
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a claim that bean sprouts are a “cure” for dementia. The claim is false: a health expert at South Korea's Central Dementia Center told AFP bean sprouts are not proven to be a cure for dementia; sprouts are also n
Facebook said the data breach happened in 2019.
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a claim that “not a single politician in the world” died of Covid-19 except John Magufuli, a former president of Tanzania known for downplaying the scale of the pandemic. The claim is misleading: at least seven
Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group and a troll farm in Albania.