Facebook Launches New Tool to Spot False News Stories

To battle against fake news, Facebook Launches New Tool. Facebook took this step to make news more authenticated and to make society more informed. If you want to check authentic news, go to your news feed and see tips on how to spot and flag stories.

Facebook Launches New Tool to Spot False News Stories

Also Read: Facebook to Develop Artificial Intelligence to Filter Fake News

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said on Facebook,

We’re starting to test a new tool to help you spot false news stories.

When you tap on the tool at the top of your News Feed, you’ll see tips on how to spot and flag stories that are hoaxes or designed to mislead people. We worked on this with First Draft, a nonprofit dedicated to raising standards for reporting and sharing information online.

This week we also helped launch the News Integrity Initiative — a group of experts, run by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, focused on helping you make informed judgments about the news you read and share online.

Stopping the spread of false news is an important part of building an informed community. We know our community wants accurate information. We’ve got more work to do, but this is another important step.

The social network has invested in AI since late 2013 when it hired Mr. LeCun, one of the world’s leading figures in the field. Facebook is trying to remove some of the stigma and mystery that surrounds AI in popular culture.

The posts that are designed for spamming purposes or those which keep on asking for likes and comments will not be considered authentic. Post that is blocked or hidden by users will also not be considered authentic. Facebook’s stepping up its efforts to combat fake news with two major tweaks to its News Feed algorithm

For More Information See Also: Facebook to Bring Only Authentic News On The Top of News Feed

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.
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