Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Takes Misinformation Seriously

Posted: Nov 19 2016, 9:53am CST | by , in News | Technology News

 
Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Takes Misinformation Seriously
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure and has now announced measures to curb the spread fake news.

Facebook is blamed to have influenced the Presidential election as fake news was spreading like wild fire ahead of the decision who will be the next President. Fake news are nothing new, but now that they might have tipped the election towards Trump it is in the spot light. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed the idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election.

Now he suddenly takes it seriously in new post he published on Facebook. "The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously. Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information. We've been working on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously. We've made significant progress, but there is more work to be done," Zuckerberg opened his post.

Zuckerberg says that the company relied in the past on its users to deal with fake news. Now they work on several projects to fight fake news proactively. The projects include stronger detection, easy reporting, third party verification, warnings, related articles quality, disrupting fake news economics and listening. Facebook will continue to work with journalists and others in the news industry to get their input, in particular, to better understand their fact checking systems and learn from them.

"Some of these ideas will work well, and some will not. But I want you to know that we have always taken this seriously, we understand how important the issue is for our community and we are committed to getting this right," cautions Zuckerberg. Read his full statement about the fake news problem below.

Here is my bottom line: Why on earth are people only getting their news from Facebook. This is just a mad idea.

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