Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have been on a mission to cleanse themselves of fake news. However, the measures they’ve taken to do so have been as controversial as the problem they seek to eliminate. Facebook started off deleting inactive profiles, which then extended to them taking the liberty of deleting political pages, fringe pages, and holistic medicine pages that they deemed pseudoscience. In fact, they have purged at least 80 accounts without providing reasons. For instance, Just Natural Medicine, Natural Cures Not Medicine, and People’s Awakening, accounts focused on natural remedies, health, and organic living with roughly 7 million followers collectively, were deleted. Clark St. Amant of Findit stated, “We are aware that plenty of people have opinions and share opinions on social networking sites that include Facebook and Twitter. Some of these opinions are factually false but that does not mean, in our opinion, these posts or accounts have to be removed. We see on nightly news stations that include CNN and Fox plenty of people sharing their opinions: some that work at the networks, some that are guests, and some that are elected officials, and each evening these people are either choosing to get the   Read more…