Quantum Media: Industry News

SELECTED ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE MEDIA COMMUNITY

Quantum Media: Industry News

SELECTED ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE MEDIA COMMUNITY

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http://www.quantummedia.com/industry-news/P51 | Printed on: December 14, 2017

Industry News

Facebook starts to address controlling hoaxes and fake news

December 15, 2016

​“We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully,” writes Facebook’s Newsfeed VP, Adam Mosseri. “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.

According to Wired, Facebook has gotten third-party fact-checkers who are part of Poynter’s fact checking network, include Snopes, Factcheck.org, ABC News, the AP, and Politifact “to comb through disputed stories and share their findings with the Facebook community at large. There are no financial arrangements between Facebook and the fact-checkers, or arrangements that would otherwise benefit the groups, and Facebook says it will add more partners going forward.” To read the full Wired story, go here.


 


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