Facebook details its plan to fight fake news stories

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Facebook has a fake news problem and it’s enlisting the help of several fact-checking groups to stop bogus stories from spreading on the social network. The company laid out its plan in a blog post today, after facing criticism over the role that intentionally deceptive stories shared in the News Feed (and other websites) may have played in the outcome of this year’s U.S. Presidential elections. Fake news and conspiracy theories were also blamed for a man's assault on a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C.

As part of the initiative Facebook will ask users to report any story they think is dubious by clicking on a button at the top right. It will also use its algorithms to look for signs of bogus stories getting traction.

If a story is flagged enough times by the community or its software, then a group of third-party fact checking organizations that includes Snopes, Politifact, ABC News, FactCheck.org and the Associated Press will be able to vet the story themselves and report back to Facebook through a special website exclusively built for them. Stories that have been confirmed to be fake by these entities will still be shareable, but a disputed banner will be attached to the story on the News Feed and users that still want to share a disputed story will get a prompt asking them to re-confirm one last time

According to Facebook, the approach is a way to combat “the worst of the worst, the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain” without having to become the arbiter of truth themselves. “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we're approaching this problem carefully,” said Adam Mosseri, who leads product management for the News Feed.

Facebook also says it will also prevent publishers that use spoof domains posing as legitimate websites from buying ads on its platform to generate traffic.

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Billy Vinson

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WOW - SNOPES that is ran by a woman in an apartment full of CATS is trustworthy? BULL SH!T. This is all in attempts to hide the truth because they're pissed that no one buys their BULLSH!T any more. www.infowars.com and www.naturalnews.com and drudge and Breitbart are where it's at. They HATE that we see their corruption and are desperately trying to stop it.

IF YOU CANNOT SEE THAT or Admit that, you are a FOOL, brain damaged or corrupt yourself. FK the establishment - they are corrupt. TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!! Time to shut down the lieing traitors that are selling this country out to the foreign powers and banking cartels. FREEDOM WILL COMMENCE AGAIN - let's go! FK FACELESSbook!
 
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Billy Vinson

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P.S. Snopes issue: It isn't the cats that makes Snopes un-trustworthy - it is the money she takes from the highest bidder to sway information on her site. Example: Monsanto, Big Agra, Big Pharma etc.. That is what makes her corrupt and her site a total joke.

SNOPES: The weird Cat Lady site is a JOKE!
 

Rippleman

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WOW - SNOPES that is ran by a woman in an apartment full of CATS is trustworthy? BULL SH!T. This is all in attempts to hide the truth because they're pissed that no one buys their BULLSH!T any more. www.infowars.com and www.naturalnews.com and drudge and Breitbart are where it's at. They HATE that we see their corruption and are desperately trying to stop it.

IF YOU CANNOT SEE THAT or Admit that, you are a FOOL, brain damaged or corrupt yourself. FK the establishment - they are corrupt. TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!! Time to shut down the lieing traitors that are selling this country out to the foreign powers and banking cartels. FREEDOM WILL COMMENCE AGAIN - let's go! FK FACELESSbook!
lol... sadly, I believe you believe this. Oh ya, and we are watching you right now. Don't do what you are planning, we know about it and are prepared.
 
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Billy Vinson

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Snopes is funded by George Soros and the Democratic party - among others. corrrrrrrrrrrrrrupt like ABC, CNN, etc
 

Bigtruckseries

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This method of reporting and blocking "fake news" will basically be abused by people who think anything being said by "the other side" is fake news.
 
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Tanstar

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This will at least save me from having to shame friends and family who post *****ic "news" that obviously is fake.
 

JamesSWD

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Great. Now all the book burners, snowflakes, and SJWs on the left will have a nuke in their hands to flag any story they disagree with, or that triggers them, as 'fake news'. But that ability won't exist for MSM sites, because they don't want you flagging the 'legitimate' news that's really fake. This is the digital version of various libraries that are currently pulling books & works by Mark Twain, Shakespeare, and others because now they're deemed 'offensive'.

Here's another thought...all these discredited, fact-checking orgs won't be able to handle the deluge of stories submitted to them. Who do you think will be funding them to expand?

Unbelievable. This will go nowhere good.
 

Evernessince

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WOW - SNOPES that is ran by a woman in an apartment full of CATS is trustworthy? BULL SH!T. This is all in attempts to hide the truth because they're pissed that no one buys their BULLSH!T any more. www.infowars.com and www.naturalnews.com and drudge and Breitbart are where it's at. They HATE that we see their corruption and are desperately trying to stop it.

IF YOU CANNOT SEE THAT or Admit that, you are a FOOL, brain damaged or corrupt yourself. FK the establishment - they are corrupt. TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!! Time to shut down the lieing traitors that are selling this country out to the foreign powers and banking cartels. FREEDOM WILL COMMENCE AGAIN - let's go! FK FACELESSbook!
"TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!!"

You do realize that no one is draining the swamp.

Trump himself admitted that he only said that to rile up his rallies. Go watch videos on his thank you tour.

Don't you find it ironic that you preach truth but then state that there is only one way of doing things

"IF YOU CANNOT SEE THAT or Admit that, you are a FOOL, brain damaged or corrupt yourself."

You brand every source of information except those you agree with as bad. If you don't see the problem with that and your charged statements there is no helping you.