Facebook Wants To Combat Fake News With ID Checks

As with many things like this, I get where they’re coming from.

There is a huge problem with dark money in politics globally, and social media is a potent tool to manipulate the electorate.

That said, all this will lead to is the use of proxies by any party looking to post political content (puppets) and it being much more difficult/dangerous for individuals to post content at odds with the views of their governments.

I’m not sure what the solution is, but I don’t think this is it.

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