Blunt-force fact-checking can obscure the truth as well as reveal it.
In case you weren’t paying attention, Facebook’s idea of combating misinformation is to make everyone play ball by their rules. Y’know, in ways that make Facebook money.
If you don’t personally own your website and data, you don’t have a website or data. Quite simply, you cannot rely on someone else for you to have a website, platform, or social media presence.
Let me tell you why.
I’ve started using Mastodon, and now that the initial buzz has died down, I’m finding it to feel like Twitter in the early days, before the trolls and Nazis and crappiness and “sorted timelines” and “promoted tweets”.