According to documents obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America has been advising Facebook on fighting conservative “fake news” on the social media giant.
“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” reads a briefing book given to prospective donor at a recent Media Matters pitch to prospective donors.
“After Facebook responded to our campaign by acknowledging the problem of fake news and agreeing to do something about it, we began a dialogue,” the David Brock-run organization continued. “It became clear from these conversations that Facebook needed our help in fully understanding the problem and identifying concrete solutions.”
“Social media platforms need help in identifying vulnerabilities and crafting solutions. To this end, Media Matters will serve as their partner, speaking to t hem in t heir language of big data and encouraging changes based on what we see happening in the landscape,” they conclude.
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