BeAware: Facebook To Roll Out New Tools To Check Fake News

As Facebook adds a third-party tools to the fact-check fake news, then, it will also have to deal with another big not major problem. Facebook was original working on getting rid of fake news which also stressed that the new features are part of an ongoing process to refine and test how it deals with fake news. Here are the details you need to know about.

In order to prevent fake news stories, Facebook is trying to eradicate it from spreading on its social network platform, and an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the issue during the U.S. presidential campaign. The new features are part of an on-going process to redefine and deal with fake news. It has faced complaints this year involving how it monitors and polices content produced by its 1.8 billion users.

Said users that Facebook will find it easier to flag fake articles on their News Feed as a hoax, and it will also work with organizations such as fact-checking website Snopes, ABC News and the Assisiated Press to check the authenticity of published stories.

With the help of such organizations which identifies a story as fake, Facebook is said to be working on, and it will get flagged as “disputed” and be linked to the corresponding article explaining why. In result, those disputed stories may appear lower in its news feed, adding that once a story is flagged, it cannot be promoted.

Critics said fake news often was the case more widely read than news reported by major media organizations. Facebook users saw fake news reports saying Pope Francis endorsed Trump ahead of November 8 election and that a federal agent who had been investigating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was found dead. Like that there are still other unbelievable news spreading which are quite fake news.

For that reason. The effort by Facebook is specifically intended to focus purely on the “worst of the worst” of clear hoaxes created by “spammers for their own gain,”, Facebook’s vice president in charge Adam Mosseri of its News Feed, said in a blog post.

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