You know you have crossed over into the Twilight Zone when Facebook becomes the arbiter of truth and light. This comes from a person who restricted speech that offended him, namely anything that favored Trump, the GOP and raked Hillary over the coals. Suppressed were all stories that irked Zuckerberg, which covered most of the news about Hillary’s e-mail news, the Clinton Foundation and any news devoted to deporting illegals. If one needs to find Zuckerberg, he can be found in his favorite place:
Facebook is going to use Snopes and other fact-checkers to combat and bury ‘fake news’
Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday.
The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the US presidential election, like one story that falsely said the Pope had endorsed Donald Trump.
To combat fake news, Facebook has teamed up with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network led by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Starting as a test with a small percentage of its users in the US, Facebook will make it easier to report news stories that are fake or misleading. Once third-party fact-checkers have confirmed that the story is fake, it will be labeled as such and demoted in the News Feed.
A company representative told Business Insider that the social network will also use other signals, like algorithms that detect whether a story that appears fake is going viral, to determine if it should label the story as fake and bury it in people’s feeds. [snip]
Orwell had it right when he called the Ministry of Truth anything but what the name implies.
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