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WSGW OnLine Poll: Facebook – First Amendment or First Line of Defense (results)

(November 6 – 13)

Facebook has been under pressue to consider its policy of not fact-checking paid ads run by politicians.

Opponents of Facebook not fact-checking politician ads believe the platform is acting irresponsibly and should be a first line of defense against misinformation.

Supporters of Facebook suggest it’s an overall first amendment issue and further wonders who will decide what is misinformation?

Facebook basically says the only thing worse than Facebook not fact-checking ads is for Facebook to fact-check ads.

POLL QUESTION: Do you think Facebook should fact-check paid for ads run by politicians?
Yes, Facebook should fact-check ads  –  52%
No, Facebook should not fact-check ads  –  45%
I’m Not Sure  –  3%



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