Mark Zuckerberg Is A Hypocrite
"We take misinformation seriously," Facebook's CEO posted Saturday. Right next to two very obvious pieces of misinformation...
Note the lying advertisers to the right of his status update? (No, Hugh Hefner isn't dead, and no, Tiger Woods hasn't left the PGA forever.) Those ads don't even lead to news stories. The first one leads to a site selling cures for erectile dysfunction, and the second leads to a site selling testosterone booster.
But there's something even worse about these two advertisers. Both of their web sites are designed to look like actual news sites. Clicking on the "HUGE HEFF ENDS HIS LIFE" link, for example, leads to this.
That story also isn't true. (It doesn't even match the headline on the ad...) But more importantly, that web site isn't Fox News. It's a quick knock-off that's intentionally designed to con people who don't notice that it's got an entirely different URL.
And the other advertiser on Zuckerberg's post is using the same trick — this time, pretending to be ESPN.
It's the same old con. That story's not true — and that site's not ESPN.
So remember these screenshots the next time you see Mark Zuckerberg claiming that Facebook is cracking down on fake news.
He can't even keep it off of his own Facebook page. So how's he going to keep it off of yours?
6 thoughts to “Mark Zuckerberg Is A Hypocrite”
Please learn the definition of a word before using it. Something isn’t hypocrisy if it takes time to fix due to the pervasive nature of the problem.
Fake news, misinformation, lies, they’re all part of FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
If you’re dumb enough not to notice, it’s your fault.
Disregard my last post. The definition of “hypocrisy” is “the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform”, which perfectly describes the Facebook founder
The content in the post itself isn’t very accurate but it is a hard problem
It’s not just Trump.. Zuckerberg is censoring legal weed too http://helpmebro.com/posts/6NHPlr0aJU
Those adverts arenÂ´t on “his own Facebook page”. Those are on YOURS.