Facebook Inc Finally Fight Against Fake News and Hoaxes

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Facebook is an American based an online social media and social networking company in Menlo Park, California. Facebook Inc is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post

It’s the world’s largest online social network said on Thursday as it tries to fight so-called fake news.

The company said in a statement on its website it will start using updated machine learning to detect possible hoaxes and send them to fact checkers, potentially showing fact-checking results under the original article.

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Facebook Inc, believe in giving Social media user voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully. We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third party organizations

Facebook has been criticized for being one of the main distribution points for so-called fake news, which many think influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Flagging Stories as Disputed

We believe providing more context can help people decide for themselves what to trust and what to share. We’ve started a program to work with third-party fact checking organizations that are signatories of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles.

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“In addition to seeing which stories are disputed by third-party fact checkers, people want more context to make informed decisions about what they read and share,” said Sara Su, Facebook news feed product manager.