People In Germany See Too Much Right-Wing Information, So Facebook Simply Shut It Off

Facebook users in Germany complained about seeing posts from far-right groups so often that the social media platform temporarily turned off a a feature that allows people to discover news stories, USA Today reports.

A group of activists have been using Facebook’s targeting features to push right-wing content to supporters of centrist Prime Minister Angela Merkel leading up to nation-wide elections Sunday, Sandro Gaycken, founder and director of the Digital Society Institute located in Berlin, Germany, told USA Today.

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  • LairdKintyre

    Thats it Germany. Bury your sorry head in the sand. The newcomers will have no problem burying the rest of you. Rest in Peace.

    • LairdKintyre

      Ive given up on Europe. Sad to say it, but I have.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Facebook and Google are the Soviet Union with a nice cafeteria and a dental plan.
    In the end Mark Zuckerberg will try to fill as many mass graves as did Lavrentiy Beria.

    • canminuteman

      I can picture John Hurt as Winston Smith, working at the facebook office, shoving books down the memory hole.

  • canminuteman

    So surrendering your country and inviting the invaders in to take over is now considered “centrist”. Good to know.

    • felis gracilis

      And any word in opposition to the invasion is considered “far right” by the media and all the other bien-pensants.

  • Clausewitz

    The Ministry of Truth in 1984 was supposed to be a warning, not a manual.