By The Blaze. . .In an exclusive story, the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained and reported on several hundred new text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page. The text messages were turned over to Congress late Thursday and the DCNF reported on them Friday morning.
However, much of the DCNF’s readership was unable to access the story after the news organization shared it on the Daily Caller’s Facebook page. That’s because Facebook labeled the story “spam” and severely limited its circulation.
Facebook went so far as to prevent users, and the outlet, from sharing the story, urging them to post something else. . .
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 27, 2018
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to the DCNF that its story “triggered one of our automated spam signals – likely because of the high activity that is mentioned in that alert.” Facebook assured the news outlet it would correct the error.
The Facebook spokesperson said several news outlets have been affected by its news feed algorithm triggering a “false positive,” preventing the outlets from posting stories because the algorithm deemed them “spam.” (Read more from “Facebook’s Latest Technique to Silence Conservatives Gets Exposed — and the Facts Are Damning” HERE)
Facebook Blocks Daily Caller Story on FBI Texts — Blames ‘Spam’ Algorithm
By The Daily Caller. Facebook blocked users Friday from sharing a Daily Caller story on the 300 “missing” text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that were turned over to Congress on Thursday night.
The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained and published the text messages early Friday morning. Sometime Friday afternoon, however, Facebook began blocking users from sharing the story with their friends, warning them that the story could be spam.
TheDCNF’s reporters attempted several times to post the story on Facebook after readers began complaining that Facebook wouldn’t allow them to share the story. Each time, Facebook rejected the post with a caution message. . .
Multiple news outlets appears to been affected by the algorithm’s “false positive,” the spokesperson said, noting that “a few different links and publishers” were inaccurately blocked as “spam.” (Read more from “Facebook Blocks Daily Caller Story on FBI Texts — Blames ‘Spam’ Algorithm” HERE)