Facebook has become the de facto global social network, with users in almost every country in the world. The unprecedented reach the company has achieved has made its shareholders very rich, and its CEO arguably the most powerful man in the world.
But, despite most of its users living outside the U.S. in non-English speaking countries, the company has repeatedly shown its focus is almost entirely on the American market. And the latest example of that is how it deals with COVID-19 misinformation.
Facebook’s efforts to eradicate COVID-19 and anti-vaxx misinformation in the U.S. has not been a massive success by any measure, but it has taken some steps in the right direction and has clamped down on this content much harder and faster than it did in the past.