According to her, the mechanisms of the social network “prioritize the spread of angry and hateful lies of facts”.
“If you don’t have the facts, you can’t have the facts, you can’t be confident. If you don’t have it, you have no democracy,” said Robler, founder and managing director of the Philippine investigative journalism media.
A Facebook spokesman, who wanted to comment on Ressa’s comments, said the technology company would continue to invest in reducing the visibility of malicious content and that it believed in “press freedom”.
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According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, “Ressa uses freedom of expression to expose abuse, violence and a growing dictatorship in his own country.”
“Ropler focused on the assassination campaign of the Tudor regime today [o presidente da Filipinas]. The death toll is so high that it looks like a war against the country’s population, “said a spokesman for the organization.
Ressa’s statement comes a few days after the former Facebook employee Francis Hogan pledged to the US Congress what to do Social networking undermines democracy and is a threat to children.
Before leaving the company in May, Francis collected thousands of local Facebook documents and leaked information to the American newspaper “The Wall Street Journal”.
Hired by Facebook in 2019 in the hope that it will help fix some issues in the company, he says he is more concerned about the decisions the company makes.
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