4 Steps Facebook Is Taking to Crack Down on ‘Fake News’
"Facebook announced Thursday an aggressive plan to combat so-called “fake news,” giving users more power to report hoaxes and empowering fact-checking outlets as arbiters.
...“We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain,” wrote Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s vice president of product management for news feed, in a blog post announcing the changes Thursday.
Here’s the skinny on Facebook’s four steps for cracking down on “fake news”:
1) It’s now easier to report “fake news”
Facebook is giving its users an option to flag a post they believe needs scrutiny.
You’ll be able to click the top right corner of a post to report it as a hoax....
2) Fact-checking organizations will be arbiters
Facebook is working with outside fact-checking organizations accredited
by Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network to help it determine what content is fake.
They include ABC News, The Associated Press, Climate Feedback, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, Snopes, and The Washington Post—all of which have been accused of liberal bias in the past..."