Facebook Fights Fake News By Fact-Checking Photos And Videos

Facebook has taken some major steps to stop the flow of fake news on its platform in the wake of foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. It’s working with dozens of partners to fact-check news stories already and the social network has now revealed that its fact-checking partners have been given access to a new tool which will enable them to fact-check photos and videos that may have […]


Facebook Takes Fight Against Fake News To More Countries

Facebook has been hard at work over the past year and a half to combat the fake news problem on its platform. It’s fighting misinformation through a combination of human review and technology. The world’s largest social network has removed fake accounts and has also teamed up with fact-checkers as part of this effort. Acknowledging that this effort will never be finished and that it still has a lot more […]


Facebook Will Identify Real News Stories With Trust Indicators

Facebook has taken several concrete steps to prevent the flow of fake news on the world’s largest social network. The problem turned into a crisis during the U.S. presidential election. Facebook has since taken multiple steps to ensure that its platform is not used by any bad actors to spread false news, state-sponsored or otherwise. To that end, it’s now going to use trust indicators for real news articles.


Facebook Pages Spreading Fake News Won’t Be Able To Buy Ads

Facebook has been taking concrete steps to tackle the fake news problem on its platform. The company today announced that it’s no longer going to allow Pages that spread fake news to buy ads. It will actively block Pages from advertising on the site as long as they’re spreading fake news. It already doesn’t allow advertisers to run ads that link to stories that have been marked false by third-party […]


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Facebook Combats Fake News By Clamping Down On High-Frequency Users

Facebook continues to take steps to counter the spread of fake news on the world’s largest social network. The company has now announced that it’s going to deprioritize links posted by high-frequency users, they’re the users who share a large number of posts every single day. The company’s research has shown that people who post more than 50 times every day are often sharing low quality content.


Google Starts Downranking Fake News

The term fake news has been thrown around a lot over the past few months. It basically refers to the use of online mediums to spread stories that may not be entirely true. Facebook has been working hard to combat the spread of fake news on the world’s largest social network and now the world’s most popular online search engine is taking some steps of its own to combat the […]


Facebook Fake News Filter Rolled Out In Germany

Fake news, particularly on Facebook, came under the spotlight during the U.S. presidential elections last year. There has been much talk about the role that it might have played in the swaying the election as well as about Facebook’s responsibility to counter the spread of fake news on its social network. Lawmakers in Germany have recently voiced concerns about the spread of fake news and possible Russian interference ahead of […]