Tory ‘chicken’ image breaks Facebook rules. Where’s the slapdown?

An insulting visual comparison between Jeremy Corbyn and a chicken has not only led to the Conservative Party being “owned” by Kentucky Fried Chicken – it broke Facebook rules when the party posted it there.

Read the following, from a post on the Political Provocateur Plus Facebook page:

They demand their rights, and in that right is the desire to post images of Mr Corbyn in a chicken suit which they super imposed to create a meme, and in doing that they couldn’t even tag it to say it was fake or spoof which Full Fact all but demands. The failure to provide this ‘description’ is against FB Policy, which is:

”Policy (rule 2)

“Pages, groups and events must not impersonate or falsely represent a brand, entity or public figure. Where a Page, group or event is being used to express support for or interest in a brand, entity or public figure, it must make clear in the name or description that it is not an official representation.”

Effectively, the Conservative party have gone against FB regulations.

What are FULL FACT and FULL FACT NI going to do about it?

”Inaccurately tagged content – (Rule 4)

“Pages, groups and events must not inaccurately tag content or encourage users to inaccurately tag content.”

Government pushed through legislation that sought to regulate social media. It wasn’t the Labour Party, or the Green Party for example….And now they are getting away with posting content that goes against the very regulations that they helped create, it’s absolute hypocrisy.

Clearly this is one rule for them, and another for everyone else.

This Writer understands that the organisation that checks Facebook for this kind of thing, Full Fact, and was set up by a Conservative Party donor.

TruePublica has investigated it, and you can read the article – and Full Fact’s response – here.

The organisation was labelled “Faux Fact” in 2012 after being found to be misleading and showing “aggressive bias”.

Will it find against the Conservative Party for this apparently flagrant breach of Facebook rules?

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  1. Ruth Cooke September 8, 2019 at 5:45 am - Reply

    I reposted this article to Facebook as I do with many articles, and my old friend Peter, whose integrity I respect, had this to say, I’ve simply cut and pasted his words:

    “Thought this was worth investigating a bit more. The organisation who called Full Fact ‘Faux Fact’ are called UK Column an alternative multimedia news website launched in January 2006. Author/Editor/Owner of the UK Column Newspaper is Brian Gerrish who has appeared on US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones show.
    When covering USA politics the UK Column favors Donald Trump and his policies. They also promote conspiracy theories such as the New World Order, False Flag Operations and World War 3. While the UK Column does produce credible, well sourced news, they also promote conspiracy theories. They criticise FullFact for being funded by liberal and left of centre organisations such as Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Nuffield Foundation and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. All in all they look much more dubious than FullFact”

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