Facebook, one of the most visited websites on the Internet, as well as one of the world’s mainstay social media platform, has recently been under fire for its “fake” news problem.
So, how did Facebook respond to such allegations?
Recently, Facebook did indeed recognize that the insurgence of fake news stories might be a problem, and is planning to begin flagging fake articles with the assistance of external fact checkers, as well as users of the platform reporting the content. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO himself, took it to heart to say something about the issue, and confirming his goal to provide quality content to the platform’s user.
If you read something that seems a bit off, you will be able to personally report it to Facebook, but the social media is not just going to rely on vigilant users: Facebook is going to team up with ABC News, AP, Politifact, Snopes and FactCheck.org, some of the world’s most respected fact checking companies.
When stories fail to pass the fact checking test, they will be flagged as “disputed by 3rd party fact checkers” in order to alert the readers of the quality of the content.