This issue presents a dilemma for Facebook. The company wants its service to be a place where people can express opinions but not a place for spreading false information. Sometimes the designation between truth and fiction is undeniable, like the existence of gravity. But sometimes it’s a matter of opinion, even though it’s possible for opinions to be based on false information or partial information.
This coming Tuesday ConnectSafely.org, will host the official U.S. Safer Internet Day event at Google’s Seattle headquarters plus an evening event for families at a Seattle Housing Authority facility. We’re having it at the housing facility, with interpreters for six different languages, in part because it’s about time for the internet safety movement to reach out to communities often not served by our messaging.