Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Facebook to not remove Fake News, but Demote them

Facebook has confirmed that it couldn't remove fake news from its social platform as it does not violate its community standards.

But the social giant has said
that the fake news will be demoted from the news feed instead. Facebook has been scrutinized for its role in spreading fake news after evidence emerged that Russia tried to influence US voters using the social network. FB said at a journalists meet in New York recently as below..

"We created Facebook to be a place where different people can have a voice," John Hegeman from Facebook said while responding to CNN. "We allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we're not going to show it at the top of News Feed."

The site had done a trial displaying a red warning icon next to articles that fact checkers had identified as false, but later said it found this approach had "entrenched deeply held beliefs".

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