Zuckerberg to Fight Fake Facebook News


As we have discussed, social media can be a great source of information. You can keep up with your old friends, long distance family members, and even find out about top stories. But with this plethora of information, you are bound to read something that is ultimately false. Be it a “copy & paste to keep Facebook free” or even news articles. Mark Zuckerberg is now vowing to help put an end to the fake news stories.

Zuckerberg says Facebook will be working to build systems to detect false news stories, and make it easier for people to report them. This will also include ways to disclose articles that are incorrect.

I think this is a great idea, plenty of people will believe anything they read on the internet, and there are also a lot of people who share information without fact checking. Obviously, it would be impossible to get rid of all incorrect information, but it’s a smart idea to work on ridding of some of it, and with that hopefully more people on social media can be educated on how not everything you read on the internet is true.



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3 Comments so far

  1. Do you think this is a good approach to accomplish this goal? Should social media networks have the same editorial responsibilities as traditional news operations?

  2. I don’t think they should have to filter out everything, but maybe keep track of major articles that could cause issues in the long run? So no, they shouldn’t have the same responsibilies, especially as social media is a personal platform, but keep the trouble out.

  3. I covered this story as well… I think that it’s really nice that Mark Zuckerberg is pointing this out and is bringing light to the issue, and that he wants to do something about it. I see fake posts about the election, big news stories, sports, basically everything, and they really do get annoying when you see them pop up all over your timeline. I know that his ideas and methods may not work all the time, and may not eliminate every single phony post, but I think that it’s important that he is making an attempt to keep it from happening even more in the future.

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