- Facebook will reduce the distribution of all posts in the News Feed.
- The company will take Action Against Users Repeatedly Sharing Misinformation.
- Facebook said it took down 1.3 billion fake accounts between October and December.
Facebook is launching new ways to inform people if they’re interacting with content, that’s been rated by a fact-checker and will take stronger action against people who repeatedly share misinformation on Facebook.
Earlier this year, Facebook took down 1.3 billion fake accounts between October and December, ahead of an inspection by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce into how technology platforms are tackling misinformation.
How does Facebook New Action strategy work?
The Company’s new ways inform people about false or misleading content.
Users will see a pop-up if they open one of the Pages that share false information. The pop-up window will inform you about the false content shared by the Page, and then it will ask you whether you want to follow the Page or Go back. This will help people make an informed decision about whether they want to follow the Page.
They will Notify people when they share other person content that fact-checker later rates. The notification will include the fact-checkers article as well as a prompt to not share the article. It also includes a notice that people who repeatedly share false information may have their posts moved lower in News Feed so other people are less likely to see them.
Facebook New Action Strategy against Fake news
The company in a Blog said:
False news is harmful to our community, it makes the world less informed, and it erodes trust. It’s not a new phenomenon, and all of us — tech companies, media companies, newsrooms, teachers — have a responsibility to do our part in addressing it. At Facebook, we’re working to fight the spread of false news in three key areas:
- disrupting economic incentives because most false news is financially motivated;
- building new products to curb the spread of false news; and
- helping people make more informed decisions when they encounter false news.
By focusing on the three key areas outlined above, the company will make progress toward limiting the spread of false news.
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