Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Facebook Deliberately Misled Its Users About 9/11

[source: ABC 7 NY dot Com]
On September 9, Facebook users were given the false impression that the Topic "September 11th Anniversary" was Trending because so many people were interested in photos of sunlight reflecting off One World Trade Center.

[source: Daily Star]
The Topic was actually Trending on the strength of an article in the UK's Daily Star, describing why scientists and engineers believe the Twin Towers were destroyed by explosives.

Thanks to Abby Ohlheiser of the Washington Post, we know that this was not a mistake. Facebook deliberately misled its users.

We also know how and why it happened.