Chris Murphy

Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn't it doing anything about Infowars?

Facebook wants to cut down on misinformation. So why isn't it doing anything about Infowars?

Facebook has spent much of the last 1 1/2 years trying to tamp down the spread of false and malicious information that bloomed on its platform during the 2016 election.

After a slew of negative publicity, the company adjusted its algorithms, sought to study the political effects of misinformation and issued mea culpas, in the form of congressional testimony and slick advertisements aplenty.

But critics point to one thing it has not done: banned or blocked...

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