Facebook Sticks Toe Into Fake News Problem

Facebook Sticks Toe Into Fake News Problem

On December 15, Facebook announced its efforts to solve the proliferation of fake news on its site. The solution sounds well-meaning and involves reputable third party content fact checkers who are notified of apparent fake news after Facebook users flag it. The social media site is intentionally hands-off throughout the process because they don’t believe they should be in the news business. Quartz examines the plan and doesn’t think it will solve the problem. They explain their reasoning in the article.