Facebook to Roll Out Fact-Checking, Relates Posts to Fight Fake News

Facebook to Roll Out Fact-Checking, Relates Posts to Fight Fake News

Facebook to Roll Out Fact-Checking, Relates Posts to Fight Fake News

The updated feature will also show stories used as part of the fact-checking process Facebook uses on some articles.

Additionally, Facebook says it will be using new machine learning technologies to detect potential hoaxes so that they can send articles to third party fact checkers for verification.

"These additional articles will appear for topics many people are talking about on Facebook, in a unit below the link".

Separately, Facebook also said this week (3 August) it will test a new fact-checking feature on users in the US, France, Germany and the Netherlands. So we're rolling this out more broadly.

"People want more context to make informed decisions about what they read and share".

The social networking company first began testing those related articles and links with a subset of its audience this spring and said on Thursday that those tests have proven successful.

Facebook has been stung by criticism that its laissez faire approach to the issue contributed to the rise of Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S. presidential election but it has now become an worldwide issue with government's such as Germany now fearing undue political interference from unfriendly states such as Russian Federation.

According to Su, the linked articles will offer users different perspectives than ones they just read, but will not state that a particular article is a false news.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Facebook was criticized for failing to rein in the spread of deliberately false information on the social network.

In the months since the election, Trump has used the "fake news" term to refer to the mainstream media.

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