Facebook Continues it’s Fight Against Fake News
Facebook on Thursday began offering additional links to news stories as another method to help users discern false news and misinformation.
The changes are seen in Facebook’s “related articles” feature, and are meant to better restrict inaccurate news without requiring the social media site to censor material.
The change will affect Facebook pages in the United States, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook was criticized for failing to rein in the spread of deliberately false information on the social network. After first resisting potential changes, Zuckerberg acknowledged Facebook’s responsibility to deliver legitimate news stories.
Facebook has partnered with fact-checking website Snopes.com, which labels some stories as false from a Facebook-built database.
Also, Facebook said its machine learning algorithm has improved its efficiency, meaning it will now send more potential false news to fact-checkers.