Short Bytes: The DNC email dump links uploaded by Wikileaks on Facebook were quick to disappear. Wikileaks slammed the blue network for censorship but Facebook admitted a flaw in their algorithm as the reason for the temporary unavailability of the links.
On July 24, Wikileaks accused Facebook of imposing censorship on the DNC email dump links posted on the social network.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016
Archive.is was a workaround suggested by Wikileaks.
A twitter user @SwiftOnSecurity posted about the inefficiency of Facebook’s spam detection algorithm. To which the Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos replied, “It’s been fixed.”
This is another addition to the list of “innocent” mistakes committed by Facebook’s algorithm. Earlier, they temporarily blocked a live video of the Philando Castile shooting case.
Well, Mark Zuckerberg should understand that this is not how things should work. Facebook is used by millions of people for reading and distribution of news content. The world’s biggest social network can’t just stand behind the buggy algorithm shield every time something important gets taken down from Facebook.
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