Facebook Announces New Measures to Opponents ‘Hoax News’

Facebook recruiting checker of facts and change computer algorithms to prevent the spread of false news on the social networking site.

A few weeks ago, we looked at some of the things that we are working to address the issue of false alarms and hoaxes. We are committed to do our part and we would like to share some updates that we put to the test and that we begin to implement today.

We believe in giving the voice of the people and that we cannot become the arbiters of the truth ourselves, so we approach this issue carefully. We have focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on clear hoaxes propagated by spammers for their own gain, and on the commitment of our community and third-party organizations.

The work takes place in the following four areas. These are some of the first steps that we take to improve the experience of users on Facebook. We will learn from these tests, iterate and expand them over time.

Easy reports
We are testing ways to make it easier to report a hoax if you see one on Facebook, what you can do by right-clicking on the top of a message. We counted on our community for assistance on this issue, and it can help us to detect false news.

Report stories like being challenged
We believe that additional context can help people to decide themselves what they should do and what they share. We launched a program to work with organizations of fact checking of third parties signatories to the Code of international principles of checking the facts of Poynter. We will use the reports of our community, with other signals, to send stories to these organizations. If fact-checking organizations identify a false story, it will be reported as being disputed and there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. The stories that have been challenged may also appear lower in the flow of news.

You can read more about Facebook beat hoax follows this link.

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