Once established to crush fake news, the Facebook mechanism could be repurposed to crush other types of information that might cause moral panic.
Who decides what’s fake news? If news organizations shortly after 9/11 started reporting that there were NO weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that the WMD claims were being used by the government to start an illegitimate war, would those news organizations be called “fake news” in today’s environment?
This latest trend is a slippery slope and we need to be careful.
Source: The Cure for Fake News Is Worse Than the Disease – POLITICO Magazine