Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Kismit

Facebook to label popular posts with geograph

Recommended Posts

Kismit

In an effort to decrease the spread of misinformation Facebook will be implementing a geographic label to confirm the country of origin for its most widely spread posts.
 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/facebook-posts-popular-accounts-labelled-geographic-origin-curb-misinformation

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Desertrat56

Considering that Fox news and our president spread fake news all the time I am sure that is not going to help.  :lol:

  • Thanks 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kismit
2 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

Considering that Fox news and our president spread fake news all the time I am sure that is not going to help.  :lol:

From what I see spread I think it’s a decent start. So long as posters can not disguise their locations as they have been able to in the past 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Piney
10 minutes ago, Kismit said:

In an effort to decrease the spread of misinformation Facebook will be implementing a geographic label to confirm the United States and Russia is the country of origin for its most widely spread conspiridiot posts. 

:yes:

:lol:

13 minutes ago, Kismit said:

From what I see spread I think it’s a decent start.

A decent start would be to put Zuckerberg in prison. A real one, where if Nation of Islam doesn't get him The Hatred will. :tu:

Seriously though they did ban the Epoch Times. Now I wish YouTube would. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
and then

As long as the geo tag doesn't give so much info that it enables people to commit crimes against others, it sounds like a decent idea.  I wonder, does it identify location simply by server/ip address?  If it's done like that it's useless because of the widespread use of VPN, or am mistaken about that?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Piney
Just now, and then said:

As long as the geo tag doesn't give so much info that it enables people to commit crimes against others, it sounds like a decent idea.  I wonder, does it identify location simply by server/ip address?  If it's done like that it's useless because of the widespread use of VPN, or am mistaken about that?

Nope, I had a proxy server in my camper at one time. My location would be anywhere from Berlin to San Juan. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
and then
Just now, Piney said:

Nope, I had a proxy server in my camper at one time. My location would be anywhere from Berlin to San Juan. 

I'm not IT savvy by any means and when I began using a VPN I started having messages occasionally that a certain store or service I was looking into wasn't available where I "was".  I had to log out and select a server in the U.S.  :) 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kismit
5 minutes ago, and then said:

As long as the geo tag doesn't give so much info that it enables people to commit crimes against others, it sounds like a decent idea.  I wonder, does it identify location simply by server/ip address?  If it's done like that it's useless because of the widespread use of VPN, or am mistaken about that?

My understanding is that you are correct there. Facebook software would have to beat VPN

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hammerclaw

They will ban any VPN location masked posts they decide are controversial on an ad hoc basis. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kismit
10 minutes ago, Hammerclaw said:

They will ban any VPN location masked posts they decide are controversial on an ad hoc basis. 

More likely the fake news would originate on 4Chan or 8 Chan and then be carried and distributed via people residing in the countries the misinformation is aimed at.

Far simpler way to get a message out and keep it there. The longer I think about it the more pointless this measure seems to be.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Golden Duck
4 minutes ago, Kismit said:

More likely the fake news would originate on 4Chan or 8 Chan and then be carried and distributed via people residing in the countries the misinformation is aimed at.

Far simpler way to get a message out and keep it there. The longer I think about it the more pointless this measure seems to be.

It will probably work for the most part - as I imagine most Facebook users will use smart devices to "check-in", etc.  Google is better at knowing which pub I've visited, and when, than a wife or girlfriend.

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hammerclaw
1 hour ago, Kismit said:

More likely the fake news would originate on 4Chan or 8 Chan and then be carried and distributed via people residing in the countries the misinformation is aimed at.

Far simpler way to get a message out and keep it there. The longer I think about it the more pointless this measure seems to be.

Feel-good gestures always are--but they make good copy and placate the public at their breakfast and morning coffee or tea, perusing the web.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Kismit
35 minutes ago, Hammerclaw said:

Feel-good gestures always are--but they make good copy and placate the public at their breakfast and morning coffee or tea, perusing the web.

I think it is an issue that needs addressing and I am pleased to see facebook has had much more fact verification. So any attempt towards lessening the spread is in fact a positive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spartan max2
2 hours ago, Hammerclaw said:

They will ban any VPN location masked posts they decide are controversial on an ad hoc basis. 

I might be wrong (not a computer expert) but I don't think you can tell if a VPN is used 

VPN's don't hide where you are as much as it makes it look like you are somewhere else. 

So instead of showing Ohio, USA it could show Mexico City, Mexico as my location.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hammerclaw
3 hours ago, Kismit said:

I think it is an issue that needs addressing and I am pleased to see facebook has had much more fact verification. So any attempt towards lessening the spread is in fact a positive.

Perhaps--or you just made my point. LOL:rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hammerclaw
3 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

I might be wrong (not a computer expert) but I don't think you can tell if a VPN is used 

VPN's don't hide where you are as much as it makes it look like you are somewhere else. 

So instead of showing Ohio, USA it could show Mexico City, Mexico as my location.

If you say so. They sure the hell can tell if you're using an ad blocker, 'though.

Edited by Hammerclaw
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
joc
13 hours ago, Piney said:

:yes:

:lol:

A decent start would be to put Zuckerberg in prison. A real one, where if Nation of Islam doesn't get him The Hatred will. :tu:

Seriously though they did ban the Epoch Times. Now I wish YouTube would. 

I'm like one of the few people I know that doesn't do Facebook or Twitter or Snapchat, etc.  Honestly, I had to do a google search to find out what the Epoch times is. B)

The only Social Media outlet I partake in is UM.  Ya'll are it!  :yes:

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Buzz_Light_Year

LOL Social Media Sites. :td:

CItZgnT7m3XXjGjJyNjOhPVM9irRPhzENLDuXAim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Piney
47 minutes ago, joc said:

The only Social Media outlet I partake in is UM.  Ya'll are it!  :yes:

Ditto!!  :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.