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USA: Facebook CEO's manifesto on what co. can do to tackle fake news, decrease polarization & engage more people in civic process

Author: Olivia Solon, The Guardian, Published on: 17 February 2017

"Mark Zuckerberg pens major Facebook manifesto on how to burst the bubble", 17 Feb 2017

Mark Zuckerberg has written a...riposte to...growing anti-globalization sentiment. The 5,700-word manifesto...outlines the challenges...and the measures that Facebook can take to address them, [ranging] [f]rom climate change and pandemics to terrorism and inequality...“Facebook stands for...building a global community. When we began, this idea was not controversial. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection." ...Zuckerberg avoided making reference to...Donald Trump and Brexit...CEO says...Facebook is now shifting its focus to “developing...infrastructure for community – for supporting us,...keeping us safe,...informing us,...civic engagement, and...inclusion of all”...“ [W]e’re starting to explore ways to use AI to tell the difference between news stories about terrorism and actual terrorist propaganda...” ...He [elaborated on] “fake news” and sensational click-baity headlines,...which...[lead] to increased polarization...In the “civically-engaged community” section, Zuckerberg talks about how to get more people to engage in the civic process...[and] developing tools to remind people to register to vote and...organize protests...He notes that “major advances in AI” would be needed to understand [if] text, photos and videos...contain hate speech..., but that some of this will be possible in 2017. You can read the full post here

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