Facebook CEO’s posts about ‘fake news and hoaxes’ have vanished

Facebook CEO's posts about 'fake news and hoaxes' have vanished. Facebook say Monday, May 23, that it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. As spotted by The Verge, Zuckerberg's statements about the election and spread of misinformation on Facebook have vanished from his profile page. Mashable confirmed that they were gone. It seems impossible that two specific posts related to the election would accidentally be removed while others from around the same time are intact. Video footage from the Techonomy conference on Nov. 10, in which Zuckerberg called the idea that fake news influenced the election "pretty crazy," remained live on Facebook Tuesday. You can see it below: Facebook has recently faced tremendous backlash over fake news, in no small part due to Zuckerberg's insistence that media shared on the social network wouldn't have influenced voter behavior. "Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic. Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes," Zuckerberg wrote in one of the deleted Facebook posts. Facebook has thus far not explained what "authentic" content is, or how it's measured that almost all of the material seen by users is such.

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FILE- In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook say Monday, May 23, that it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a
FILE- In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook say Monday, May 23, that it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Curious about what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks about the election? On Monday, you could go to his profile page to find out. Tuesday? Not so much.

As spotted by The Verge, Zuckerberg’s statements about the election and spread of misinformation on Facebook have vanished from his profile page. Mashable confirmed that they were gone.

A representative for the social network did not immediately respond to our request for comment,…

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