Announcing Facebook’s Plan

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook’s plan to attack the spread of viral fake news. This has infected the billion-plus user networks.

A group of bipartisan fact-checkers is collectively called the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network. They will be tasked with keeping the world’s news feed full of facts instead of tricks and hoaxes.

Here’s how the system works:

When Facebook users attempt to post a story that Poynter-affiliated fact checkers have rebutted, they’ll get a pop-up. This pop-up says, “Before you share this story, you might want to know that independent fact-checkers disputed its accuracy.” If the user chooses to go ahead, the post will still appear on their friends’ News Feeds. But it will be tagged with a red danger-style signal. It indicating its veracity is in dispute – with a link to a fact checker’s debunking.

Mark Zuckerberg explained his position on the fake news problem in a post. He also says that Facebook has a positive impact on the world. So this fake news problem will be attacked soon and will try to erase completely:

Mark Zuckerberg

Should be Facebook’s plan to monitor and lay judgment on the news that you put into your feed? Do you think this system will work?

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