Facebook is having a bad week. Melanie Ehrenkranz:
There is a rumor that Kurkure, a corn puff product developed by the company (PepsiCo) in India, is made of plastic. The conspiracy theory naturally thrived online, where people posted mocking videos and posts questioning whether the snack contained plastic.
PepsiCo sued Facebook.
PepsiCo’s argument is that these rumors are untrue and defame the brand—though it’s evident that a number of the posts are satirical in tone, poking fun at the rumor rather than earnestly trying to spread misinformation.
This is not going to end well for Facebook.