Facebook, the largest social media platform, said this Sunday that they are testing new tools in order to tackle fake news that is being spread across the internet. Most of the fake news is being spread through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc).
“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.”
A picture of what it will look like:
Mosseri also said,
“It will still be possible to share these stories, but you will see a warning that the story has been disputed as you share.”
Of course, this is experimental and for Germany only, but it is a step that we could see go international and affect how people see the world if they know when something is fact or fake.
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