FAKE-NEWS: 'Facebook Drug Task Force' to Monitor Facebook Posts
Circulating report claims that Facebook is implementing a drug task force that will monitor all user messages posted on the network with a view to detecting and arresting people who buy and sell narcotics.
The claims in the message are untrue. No such Facebook Drug Task Force is being set up. The report was first published on the fake-news website National Report, which claims to be satirical. Nothing published on National Report should be taken seriously.
Facebook Drug Task Force To Begin Monitoring All Messages October 1st
Menlo Park, CA — Beginning October 1st, Facebook will be implementing a drug task force designed to arrest those who buy and sell narcotics while using the online social networking site. Facebook is calling the group the Facebook Drug Task Force, or FDTF, and will be monitoring all postings and messages created by its users.
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