Facebook builds warning for fake news

Facebook builds warning for fake news

Tech December 15, 2016 19:03

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has devised various measures to prevent the spread of 'fake news'. The social network will allow users to made-up messages that report be presented as news, such as, for example, can already now with spam. Such notifications Facebook sends to 'independent fact checkers.'

If they deem that a story is fake, the Facebook gets a warning icon. In addition, a link to an article in which the organization has determined that it is fabricated nonsense explains how it is. It remains possible to share these stories with the warning it. Disputed stories can not be used on Facebook as advertising or paid promotion piece.

The measures are still in the testing phase. Facebook focuses first on the 'worst of the worst, the obvious hoaxes spread by spammers for profit. '

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