With even President Obama speaking out about social media’s role in pushing propaganda,explains and some coders taking matters into their own hands with browser extensions,”We do not want to be arbiters of truth ourselves, but instead rely on our community and trusted third parties.
”explains Ever since the end of the presidential election, the spread of rumors, misinformation and outright fake news on social media has been in the spotlight. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted tonight about what his company is doing. According to Zuckerberg,
Now, he still maintains that there is only a “small” amount of misinformation, Explains but outlines seven points describing programs the company is implementing in response. Explain Last week, Zuck’s line was that over 99 percent of content on Facebook is authentic. That includes plans we’d previously heard about to cut off income for fake news sites from its advertising program, and making it easier to report fake news stories when they pop up.
The last point listed says Zuckerberg will be listening to journalists about best practices for fact checking, which is good, because we have ideasExpains .Another point that seems easy to implement is raising the bar for posts that pop up in “related stories.”