Facebook Continues Combating Fake News Online

Facebook Continues Combating Fake News Online


Facebook continues to be determined in fighting fake news on the newsfeed by adding more obstacles to any unidentified or any uncredited news reports.

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Speaking about Facebook’s current dealings with fake news on everyone’s newsfeed at the Fighting Abuse @ Scale event, Facebook is making adjustments to online news posts by shrinking those that are deemed unreliable and making it a whole lot hard for the links to be seen by shrinking the size of each one. Speaking to TechCrunch, a Facebook spokesman stated: We reduce the visual prominence of feed stories that are fact-checked false,”

News posts, articles and more, according to TechCrunch, will be featured as just one image and a headline on a small scale while more trusted and verified news will show up as a larger headline, picture, and a more noticeable link. Speaking at the Fighting Abuse @Scale conference, Michael McNally, director of News Feed integrity and Lauren Bose, data scientist, expressed in detail how Facebook was fighting fake news by removing fake accounts, banning ads and investigation various shady pages and more.


Facebook will also be using an A.I system software to combat fake news which works with posts that are flagged by Facebook users and reported. By fact-checking articles via falsehood prediction, the A.I will learn how to spot fake news and handle such issues much more efficiently and properly.

Another spokesperson for Facebook told TechCrunch: “We use machine learning to help predict things that might be more likely to be false news, to help prioritize material we send to fact-checkers (given the large volume of potential material),”

By studying user reports, the A.I, with its machine learning systems will be able to quickly spot fake news and other malicious content and swiftly remove them.