lørdag 17. juni 2017

Facebook is considering new steps against false news

Facebook or myspace is considering new steps against false news

Fb is considering whether to see questionable articles with a warning to limit the spread of false reports.

The issue of reports articles without clutter in reality has attracted much attention in the get up of presidential elections in the United States. During the election campaign, a big number of such articles received great attention in social media, and naysayers believe false news could have impacted the outcome of the election.

Facebook supervisor Mark Zuckerberg declined a couple of days after the election, declaring that their spread of news without fact check could have influenced the results and called it a "crazy idea".

However, in a recent Facebook post, he emphasizes that Facebook or myspace takes the issue very seriously and descriptions several possible measures.

Fact Verify

Collaboration with organizations that conduct independent fact check is one of them. Another is to tag news reports as users and independent fact pieces have reported that are untrue with a caution.

Zuckerberg also points to a measure announced previously this week, which aspires at removing fake media sites from using the company's advertising network to earn money.

- Very much of the misinformation is driven by economically enthusiastic spam. We consider wrecking our economy in this with advertising rules like the one we have already announced, writes Zuckerberg.

False news went best

The Buzzfeed News website has analyzed the showing of real and artificial news articles on Fb in it of the US election on Nov 8th. The conclusion would be that the 20 fake news instances went well, creating more engagement and sharing than the 20 most participating issues from normal press like the New You are able to Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, NBC News and others.

Even though the real reports cases produced 7, 367, 000 shares, responses and comments within the previous three months of the election, the fake media cases produced 8, 711, 000.

Earlier in the election campaign, it was the real news that raised the best commitment, relating to Buzzfeed.


? social fear is the editor of the Viral Examiner in the newspaper Metro, which fact-checks stories shared in social media. She concerns whether it is possible to classify articles at the same rate as they spread on the internet.

- This can be done on a huge level. Spreading a lie or an erroneous statement should go very quickly, but looking at what someone has cut and glued can take a lot of resources and time, states.

- Viral sites cut and paste, take something they find online and set a completely twisted article it does not match. Or they'll just find out, she says.

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