Facebook’s Plan to Tackle Fake News Raises Questions over Limitations

Facebook’s plan for combating fake news is a response to mounting criticism over the spread of misinformation, particularly during the presidential election.

Facebook’s new effort to flag news deemed to be “fake” began on Friday, as new questions emerged about the limitations of the system the social media giant has put in place to outsource the fact-checking process.

The tech company’s decision to swiftly test a system to identify fraudulent news stories has won plaudits from fact-checking experts, including some involved in the project. theguardian.com


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