Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 17, 2017

These tips are very positive and helpful in combating the incorrect news, however, Facebook is investing a lot of faith in its 1.8 billion user base regarding the recognition and shunning of these false news.

Facebook has since rolled out numerous measures to address the problem including working with third-party fact checkers to flag false content, disrupting the financial incentives for hoax sites and making it easier for users to report false content.

No, readers specifically shouldn't be skeptical of headlines from reliable publications, like the New York Times, which over the course of more than 150 years has proven worthy of our trust. Check the author's sources to confirm that they are accurate. Check whether the source is known for parody, and whether the story's details and tone suggest it may be just for fun. Previously, Facebook launched a journalism project and began reaching out to local news organizations around the country to better gauge their needs.

These seem to be solid tips for helping people spot fake newsWhat Is Fake News and How Does It Spread So Quickly? Clicking this leads you to a Help Center page that lays out things to think about when considering whether what you're reading is truthful. Facebook today announced that it has created a new tool which will help in the fight against fake news.

"Some false news is going to make it on to our platform, it's not going to go to zero ..." A big focal point of Donald Trump's campaign was that news agencies where spreading false news about him on objective to slander his name and get people to vote against him.

"Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic".

The tool will offer tips on how to investigate the source of online reports and verify them against other news sources.

Do you find it hard to figure out whether online news is true or not? "We will continue working on this and we know we have more work to do", Mosseri concludes.

Facebook's news literacy resources will start rolling out to users on Friday.

After initially downplaying Facebook's impact, Zuckerberg made a decision to rethink Facebook's responsibilities. This was almost double of what they said that the average fake news writer makes meaning that on average someone who spends their days making thing up is raking in around five grand a month.

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