The term “fake news” certainly will have given a lot of people over at Facebook many headaches. The company has been trying hard to rid its social network of this plague and just doesn’t seem to give up. Facebook today announced that it has created a new tool which will help in the fight against fake news. It’s a new “educational tool against misinformation.”
It has worked in collaboration with a non-profit called First Draft to improve its skills and standards in the reporting and sharing of information online. This educational tool will help people spot fake news. Facebook is going to feature this new tool at the top of News Feed for a few days to users in 14 countries.
When users open this tool, they will find more information and resources in the Facebook Help Center. It will also provide tips on how to spot fake news by checking the URL of the site, investigating the source, and looking for other reports on that particular topic.
Facebook says that improving news literacy is a global priority and that it’s going to do its part to help people understand how to make decisions about which news sources they can trust. Facebook says that it will continue to work towards this goal.