Facebook to Step up Fact-Checking in Fight against Fake News

Facebook has decided to take extra measures in the fight against fake news.

The company is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, 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.

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

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. This is wonderful, because atimes the facebook carries annoying and fake news thereby misleading individuals

  2. chisom Janefrances

    I love it atleast it wil help the individual to which information is real n fake..

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