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Facebook Scrambles to Shut Down Pro Le Pen Accounts Before Election

The first round of French elections will be held on April 23rd, prompting Facebook to shut down pro Le Pen accounts, which they deem to be ‘fake.’

In an effort to fight ‘fake news’ or misinformation, Facebook has targeted 30,000 ‘fake accounts’ in order to control the information that its users consume.

In a statement to AFP, the company said they were trying to “reduce the spread of material generated through inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts.”

They are targeting accounts with the highest amount of traffic — since they pose a grave threat to the croissant eating frog lovers in France.

In addition to outright bans, the company, in conjunction with French media, are running ‘fact checking’ programs — designed to fight ‘fake news’, heightening their efforts around the elections — which spans from 4/23-5/7.

All of this hysteria happened after Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump’s twitter account this past November — prompting officials to pressure Facebook and Twitter to do something about the brazen belittling and subversion of the main stream media. Last week, the company launched a tool to help its users identify ‘fake news’ in 14 countries — including the U.S., France and Germany.

About a month ago, Facebook disabled our Facebook account, after we posted a picture of Chuck Schumer with Vlad Putin. This was a widely circulated news story at the time, which involved zero deception or any of the hallmarks that could be construed as being ‘fake news.’ Nevertheless, we lost access to the account and have ceased using the platform since then.

For those who publish independently and rely upon the ‘socials’ for traffic, heed the warnings given by Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, who compared them to ghettos — corporate controlled denizens of propaganda.

 

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20 comments

  1. roundwego

    Frenchman have weak pain tolerance. Le
    pen will win as did trump and brexit.

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    • soupbone

      I dare you to go to Paris and spend a night on the Champs alone partner.
      The French and Germans do share an ideological insanity that holds them back.

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  2. sarcrilege

    Just giving you heads up, from here on, I will be referring to this product as ZioBook. Would that be OK and within PC guidelines?

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  3. juice

    the whole FB nonsense will backfire in spectacular fashion

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  4. MSGT HARTMAN

    APR 14….U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations intercepted a vessel south of Salinas, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, according to a news release by CBP.
    Twenty bales of contraband, weighing 1,320 pounds, were seized by CBP and tested positive for cocaine. The cocaine is estimated to be worth $17 million.

    MAGA

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  5. ironbird

    Look at the douche bag “genius”. How many of these fakes must be thrown on the masses. Why is the fake news in Pyong donkey cock land? At this point they are fucking with us.

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  6. soupbone

    Pragmatic Trump and Shit disturber Trump. Good manager imo.
    Nothing will get fixed unless a stick in the shit appears and he be that, hopefully.

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  7. willy scrillionez
    willy scrillionez

    Viva La Pen Dawgz! Erase that Zuck!

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  8. heckler

    Zuckernerd will eat all of you fuckers for breakfast.

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  9. masteroneass

    Facebook by editing articles exposes themselves to massive lawsuits. I believe they have the most lawsuits against them then any other company on the planet. Even the entire existense of thefacebook was a lawsuit. I think one can sue them for just about anything

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  10. dopefeller

    “About a month ago, Facebook disabled our Facebook account, after we posted a picture of Chuck Schumer with Vlad Putin” – LOL

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  11. dopefeller

    Do you realize we have a president under investigation for potential treason?

    Mike Flynn – registering as a foreign agent 5 months after election
    Paul Manafort – doing the same
    Carter Page – no need to say anything about this retard.

    Zuck is probably trying to protect France from electing another Russian agent as head of state. Don’t blame him.

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