By Clay Waters ~
New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac reported Friday on what sounds like a pretty obvious attempt to limiting Trump’s social media sway: “Facebook To Confront Distortions Before Vote.”
But as you’ll see, Isaac’s report had a major unacknowledged problem that wrecked its credibility (emphasis added):
Facebook on Thursday moved to clamp down on any confusion about the November election on its service, rolling out a sweeping set of changes to try to limit voter misinformation and prevent interference from President Trump and other politicians.
In an acknowledgment of how powerful its effect on public discourse can be, Facebook said it planned to bar any new political ads on its site in the week before Election Day. The social network said it would also strengthen measures against posts that tried to dissuade people from voting. Postelection, it said, it will quash any candidates’ attempts at…
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