#FullFact, a non profit, found instances of misinformation on missing children, deadly snakes, knife wielding people all misinformation posts on Community sites, dedicated to make people feel unsafe.
As long as Meta is making money off misinformation, they’re not self policing. Why isn’t the EU and Britain invoking the GRQR’s Regulations to stop misinformation from spreading and harming people. You have the mechanism to Control Meta’s misinformation, use it,
These posts could lead to people becoming “overwhelmed with false information” and were “designed to terrify local communities”, Full Fact said. The charity said it could mean genuine posts about dangers were more likely to be ignored.
It is unclear why this content is being spread, although Full Fact said it could be a way of making money or promoting a product or service. Often a post is edited after it has gained likes and engagement to promote everything from cashback sites to nappy giveaways.