Downranking system flaw at Facebook belies self-regulation assurances

Violent and sexually explicit content, and Russian propaganda during the period of Ukraine invasion was boosted rather than suppressed by Facebook’s downranking system. Designed to suppress misinformation – and touted as proof Facebook’s self-regulation in this area could be  viable – the flaw was exposed bv The Verge. Up to half Facebook’s News Feed were seen as ‘integrity risks’ over a six month period.