Since May 2018, the management of Facebook's in-practice allowed and posted content policy has been officially guided by Atlantic Council , which is basically the propaganda and disinformation arm of NATO, funded by, among others, the US government and weapons manufacturers, and which is notorious for advocating for war against NATO challengers, calling for acts of terrorism to be committed against NATO challengers like Russia, and for operating social media manipulation projects that falsely attack innocent people and companies that don't parrot CIA and NATO propaganda. Not only is Facebook receiving policy direction from state propaganda and disinformationists, but Facebook also directly funds the Atlantic Council-linked disinformation group "Integrity Initiative".
NATO was created solely to be an anti-USSR force, and today exists solely to be an anti-Russia force. Correspondingly, Atlantic Council is a fierce war-monger that openly advocates terrorist attacks on Russia's infrastructure, including cyber attacks, attacks on Russia's power grid, and bombing the Kerch Strait bridge that connects Crimea to Russia's mainland.
"Integrity Initiative" itself is a hyper-aggressive malicious disinformation institution which, leaked "Integrity Initiative" documents revealed, receives millions in annual funding from the UK FCO, as well as the US State Department, NATO, and Facebook, along with some additional sources of funding. "Integrity Initiative"'s "Phase II" operating costs for March 2018 - March 2019 totaled £1.96 million ($2.58 million USD).
Leaked documents also revealed that "Integrity Initiative" is not just limited to social media disinformation projects, but is heavily integrated with Western mainstream news outlets including BBC, The Guardian, Sky News, Washington Post, and many other outlets where "Integrity Initiative" has project partner reporters to whom "Integrity Initiative" feeds stories and also pays by the word for specific stories to be written. The leaked "Integrity Initiative" documents also revealed that "Integrity Initiative" 'feeds stories anonymously' to other news media to get their propaganda into wide circulation. "Integrity Initiative" has "clusters" of project partners in many NATO countries and directly interferes in the politics of those countries.
A download for the leaked "Integrity Initiative" documents is provided further down in this post.
As the partnership between Facebook and Atlantic Council is officially announced, with the influence of Facebook's integration with Atlantic Council being apparent in its content and moderation practices, and with Facebook's funding of "Integrity Initiative" having been exposed via leaked verified "Integrity Initiative" documents, it is evident that Facebook is not an open and free platform where all honest, civil, and accurate information and viewpoints are treated equally, but is a deeply-integrated government psyops project that is constantly working to shift perceptions towards a propaganda narrative.
Information about Atlantic Council and "Integrity Initiative" projects and personnel
Not too long ago, Atlantic Council was the driving force behind many false accusations of Russian bots and trolls on Facebook and Twitter (including these infamous accusations that backfired spectacularly), including Twitter's absurd witch-hunt that labelled any Twitter profile with a Cyrillic character in it 'Russia-linked' and which US and UK MSM were all too eager to hype despite the obvious fallacies of the assessment.