Facebook bans conspiracy website Natural News

Far-right website promoted vaccine disinformation and mass arrests of the left, with more followers than Infowars before it was banned.
Facebook on Sunday removed the page for Natural News, a far-right conspiracy outlet that had nearly 3 million followers. Facebook didn’t immediately return a request for comment.


Natural News’ founder Mike Adams wrote on fellow-right wing conspiracy site Infowars that his site was “permanently banned” from posting. He told the gateway pundit, another far-right site, that the apparent ban is proof of a conspiracy against his website.


The Daily Beast reported on Saturday that Natural News and its founder had a history of pushing hoaxes and calling for mass arrests against the left. Before the ban, Natural News had more Facebook followers than Infowars at its peak. Natural News used the page to push its trademark combination of natural remedies and far-right conspiracy theories, as well as misinformation about vaccines.

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Fake video of Mark Zuckerberg spread on Instagram

A couple of artists teamed up with an advertising company to create the deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg.
The video on Instagram shows what seems to be Facebook ceo Mark Zuckerberg giving a brief speech concerning the power of massive information.


“Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen information, all their secrets, their lives, their futures. I owe it all to Spectre. Spectre showed me that whoever controls the information controls the future.”


Zuckerberg never uttered those words. The video was a “deepfake,” a technique that uses AI to make videos of people saying something they didn’t, highlighting the challenges social networks face when it comes to policing manipulated content.


The Zuckerberg called Pelosi but she wasn’t “eager” to hear what he had to say, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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