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Facebook struggles to delete posts falsely linking activist groups to Oregon fires, report says – Source CNET Internet News


A resident searches through remains after a wildfire destroyed several homes in a mobile home park in Estacada, Oregon.

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Facebook said it will remove posts that falsely claim deadly wildfires in Oregon were deliberately started by arsonists for both far-right and far-left groups. The move came as the FBI said its investigations have found the claims to be unsubstantiated. New research published Wednesday, however, shows that deleting these posts may be easier said than done. 

Facebook, which typically places labels on posts that contain misinformation, said Saturday it’s removing posts “that could lead to imminent harm…

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