Facebook Changes How It Identifies ‘Fake News’
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is changing how it identifies “fake news” stories on its platform to a more effective system.
The social-media network had put “disputed” labels on stories that fact-checkers found false. Instead, now it will bring up “related articles” next to the false stories that give context from fact-checkers on the stories’ problems.
The new approach also may help speed up the fact-checking system, which sometimes worked too slowly . Now information from just one checker can be shown next to the false story. The labeling system required two fact-checkers.