FACEBOOK/META FAILING IN UKRAINE CONFLICT: NEW RESEARCH SHOWS RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION PROLIFERATING; GLOBALLY, 62% OF #1 NEWS POSTS IN Q1 WERE FROM KNOWN DIS-INFORMERS

  • In Poland, false anti-Ukrainian refugee narratives are proliferating, including disproven claims that non-Ukrainians are the dominant refugees entering Poland and are a terrorist threat.
  • Across Facebook for the quarter, 62% of #1 news posts and 49 % of the top ten news posts are from known Dis-informers.
  • RT (16.10% increase in interactions and 19.14% increase in interaction rate [RT is an English-language page)
  • Sputnik Brasil (13.79% increase in interactions and 28.38% increase in interaction rate)
  • Sputnik Japan (6.05 increase in interactions and 1.88% increase in interaction rate)
  1. Make an equal investment in non-English language content moderation, including Russian and 25 other languages.
  2. Let academic researchers back in, allowing outside, independent scholars to monitor Facebook’s content around the 2022 elections.

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