Zuckerberg lays out plan to tackle ‘Fake News’ problem on Facebook

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CEO of Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) has finally come up with up a plan on how the company plans to tackle this issue of fake news and misinformation. US President Barrack Obama has again called out Facebook over the spread of fake news during US elections. Thereafter Zuckerberg announced this. Earlier Zuckerberg had said was “crazy” to assume that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the US elections.

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In an apparent response to people questioning him about Facebook’s stance on how to handle fake news Zuckerberg wrote, “We take misinformation seriously. Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information. We’ve been working on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously. We’ve made significant progress, but there is more work to be done.”

Most famous social media CEO Zuckerberg talks about how the social media giant has relied on the community to help understand which stories are fake and which are legit. He said that anyone on Facebook can report a link as false, and after a lot of people have flagged it as such, Facebook tries to classify them as misinformation.

“Similar to clickbait, spam and scams, we penalise this content in News Feed so it’s much less likely to spread,” he said.

He also pointed out that Facebook is careful not to discourage the sharing of opinions by ‘mistakenly restricting accurate content’, and instead relies on its community and third parties to be arbitrators.

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CEO of Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) has finally come up with up a plan on how the company plans to tackle this issue of fake news and misinformation. US President Barrack Obama has again called out Facebook over the spread of fake news during US elections. Thereafter Zuckerberg announced this. Earlier Zuckerberg had said was “crazy” to assume that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the US elections.

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In an apparent response to people questioning him about Facebook’s stance on how to handle fake news Zuckerberg wrote, “We take misinformation seriously. Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information. We’ve been working on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously. We’ve made significant progress, but there is more work to be done.”

Most famous social media CEO Zuckerberg talks about how the social media giant has relied on the community to help understand which stories are fake and which are legit. He said that anyone on Facebook can report a link as false, and after a lot of people have flagged it as such, Facebook tries to classify them as misinformation.

“Similar to clickbait, spam and scams, we penalise this content in News Feed so it’s much less likely to spread,” he said.

He also pointed out that Facebook is careful not to discourage the sharing of opinions by ‘mistakenly restricting accurate content’, and instead relies on its community and third parties to be arbitrators.

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