Designed censorship in Facebook's fake news flag
6 years ago from Toby Shorin, subpixel.space
Hey, I wrote an essay about the Facebook's "solution" Facebook is pursuing in response to the 'fake news' debacle that has been plaguing the news cycle. It gets into the deep specifics of the UI and the flagging process, and places these things in the context of greater sociocultural trends including how the language of fake news is being used.
I believe it's important that this sort of extremely influential design decision be discussed and critiqued in public, and have a healthy critical dialogue reach designers and product people at Facebook. Would love to start by opening the floor here to thoughts
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