As we all know that from quite some time fake news have been circulating on Facebook. So in order to handle the fake news, Facebook has started a “Survey” that asks users to what extent they think an article uses “misleading language”.
Facebook Surveying Users to Rate Articles Using Misleading Language. The survey asks questions, giving response choices that range from “Not at all” to “Completely”. Users can also choose to dismiss it or just scroll past.
Facebook Surveying Users to Rate Articles Using Misleading Language
In a report Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that this is an official effort. However it did not answer some investigative questions about how it works, how the data is used and retained, and so on.
The company uses surveys to some extent like this to test the overall quality of the news feed. And it has used other metrics to try to outline rules for finding clickbait and fake stories. This seems to be the first direct connection of those two practices: old chunks doing a new job.
The feature could be witnessed as Facebook being obvious in how it is teaching its algorithms to discover misleading headlines.
Moreover, because users are the ones spreading the fake news to begin with, it’s a probing decision to commend them with its ordering. The jailbirds are being invited to run the retreat, it seems, or at best there’s going to be a little of A/B testing.
Facebook’s handling of the propagation of fake, distorted and clickbait posts has been the topic of prevalent disapproval. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also posted on the topic. But the distrustful and trivializing stance he assumed early on appeared only to complicate the issue and enrage criticizers.