Facebook Revealed The Plans To Control Hoaxes And Fake News

By Sunidhi , Updated Dec 16, 2016 10:44 AM EST

The social networking site Facebook has revealed some measures and it is going to take to get control over the fake news and hoaxes. VP Adam Mosseri said "We're testing several ways to make it easier to report a hoax if you see one on Facebook, which you can do by clicking the upper right-hand corner of a post. We've relied heavily on our community for help on this issue, and this can help us detect more fake news." 

Adam Mosseri added "We've found that if reading an article makes people significantly less likely to share it, that may be a sign that a story has misled people in some way. We're going to test incorporating this signal into ranking, specifically for articles that are outliers, where people who read the article are significantly less likely to share it."

"It's important to us that the stories you see on Facebook are authentic and meaningful."he also said  "We're excited about this progress, but we know there's more to be done. We're going to keep working on this problem for as long as it takes to get it right," Adam Mosseri continued.

."We've made significant progress, but there is more work to be done,"  Mark Zuckerberg shared on Facebook. "Historically, we have relied on our community to help us understand what is fake and what is not." he added "A lot of misinformation is driven by financially motivated spam. We're looking into disrupting the economics with ads policies like the one we announced earlier this week, and better ad farm detection."

 "Some of these ideas will work well, and some will not," he finished by saying "But I want you to know that we have always taken this seriously, we understand how important the issue is for our community and we are committed to getting this right."

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