Facebook, social media site with credibility issues, issues "trust" decrees on their customers.

They track your movements, sell your data to sketchy players, and otherwise meddle, but now they are deciding they are qualified enough to create some Big Brother-esque "trust ratings."

All in the name of policing "fake news."

Drudge is having a field day, dutifully reminding people how Communist China is playing the same game with their citizens.

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Facebook is pandering to special interests who have hijacked the narrative. I can very easily see class action lawsuits against Facebook, because they are seriously overreaching, potentially slandering people, affecting their careers, social standing, privacy, and reputations.

How do I know, for instance, if I put in a resume to a multinational company, that they can't pay Facebook to see what these unqualified grifters think about my posting habits?

What I a post dubious articles for the express purpose of warning people of its weaknesses? Will that affect this elitist pecking order?

What empirical evidence does Facebook have that their ratings do what they purport to do?

They don't. They are flying by the seat of their pants that have been on fire for a very long time...