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To please users and halt fake news, Facebook makes it harder for real news outlets

With more than 2 billion users, Facebook for.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 12th, 2018

Facebook, Google, Twitter and media outlets fight fake news with "trust indicators"

Facebook, Google, Twitter and several media outlets iplan to begin using "Trust Indicators" to help assure users of the reliability of the.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 16th, 2017

Facebook: We won"t allow users to profit from fake news and violence

Facebook is making it harder to profit off of smut, vice and fake news......»»

Category: topSource: moneySep 13th, 2017

U.K. Newspapers Want Facebook And Google To Be Regulated

Facebook is the most popular social networking site with more than a billion users worldwide. Its massive popularity also makes it an easy target for the spread of fake news, which has gotten it into trouble befo.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMar 10th, 2017

Is it real or is it fake? ​Facebook will users to rate news stories

Facebook Inc. is using one of its own features to ask users whether news headlines are fake, another effort it seems to quell such misleading content. Putting its survey tool into practice, the social media giant is asking users to answer questions about.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 6th, 2016

The Margin: This person makes $10,000 a month writing fake news

Fake election-related news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than real, mainstream election news, and it looks like it generates more revenue than real news, too......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 17th, 2016

Facebook to rank news outlets by trustworthiness

Facebook wants to make sure its users aren't duped by stories from untrustworthy news publications. So it's asking users which news publications they trust......»»

Category: topSource: moneyJan 19th, 2018

Facebook is asking users to pick which news outlets are "trustworthy" — and will demote the losers in your feed (FB)

Facebook is asking users to pick which news outlets are "trustworthy" — and will demote the losers in your feed (FB).....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 19th, 2018

Facebook will no longer use "disputed flags" to identify fake news articles

The company said it found that the image of the red Disputed Flag may have conveyed the wrong message to users, leading to inaccurate news reports being shared more often.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 22nd, 2017

Facebook Will Stop Labeling Fake News Because It Backfired, Made More Users Believe Hoaxes

The company on Wednesday announced that it will stop its short-lived practice of labeling misleading or false stories as “disputed.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 21st, 2017

Facebook fail: Social network scraps 'disputed' flags on 'fake news'

Instead of the flagging system, Facebook will show related articles to give Facebook users more context in determin.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayDec 21st, 2017

Facebook modifies the way it alerts users to fake news

Facebook is changing the way it identifies false and misleading news on the social network......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 21st, 2017

Stelter: Why Trump"s media attacks are still shocking

Here's an argument in favor of being shocked: President Trump is asserting that real, established news outlets are "fake" while promoting sources that are full of actual fake information......»»

Category: topSource: cnnNov 27th, 2017

Russian Facebook Ads: Photos Show Fake News Posts Promoted a Bernie Sanders Coloring Book, Texas Secession

The posts reached an estimated 126 million Facebook users......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 1st, 2017

Facebook’s Latest Attempt at Fighting Fake News Is to Provide Publisher Info

A new test feature provides more info on news publishers. Facebook is trying curb the spread of fake news by providing it users more information about news publishers. The social media giant s.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 5th, 2017

Facebook"s fake news struggles surface again

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Facebook’s “Safety Check” page, which lets users mark themselves as .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 4th, 2017

Twitter Users Got More Fake News Than Real News Before Trump Won Election

Swing states in the 2016 presidential election were hit with higher concentrations of fake news......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 28th, 2017

Facebook: We won"t allow users to profit from fake news

The social media platform has promised to keep ads off content and videos that feature graphic images, nudity, violence or adult language......»»

Category: topSource: cnnSep 13th, 2017

Facebook Promises to Get Tougher on Hate Speech in Advertising

After critics argue the social network makes money on fake news and clickbait. Facebook fb .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 13th, 2017

Russia Didn’t Just Use Facebook to Spread Fake News Across the U.S., It Organized Real News Events

One event linked to a Russian-backed group was an anti-immigrant rally in Twin Falls, Idaho......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekSep 12th, 2017

On WhatsApp, fake news is nearly impossible to moderate. Is that bad?

WhatsApp (which is owned by Facebook) is the leading messaging app for mobile users outside the US.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardSep 8th, 2017