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Facebook is ‘biased against facts’, says Nobel prize winner

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa says social media firm is threat to democracy and failing to halt spread of misinformation

The campaigning Philippines journalist Maria Ressa, who was last week awarded the Nobel peace prize, has launched a stinging attack on Facebook, accusing the social media firm of being a threat to democracy that was “biased against facts” and failed to prevent the spread of disinformation.

She said its algorithms “prioritise the spread of lies laced with anger and hate over facts”.

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