Facebook Admits That The Fake News Flag Is Making The Problem Worse
Facebook Admits That The Fake News Flag Is Making The Problem Worse

We all know very well that the social network giant Facebook is the largest social network in the world – due to its number of users – and not only that even it is a source of information and disinformation almost equally. However, now according to the latest reports, the social network giant Facebook ditched fake news flag after admitting it was making the problem worse.

Facebook Admits That The Fake News Flag Is Making The Problem Worse

The social network giant Facebook is the largest social network in the world – due to its number of users – and it is a source of information and disinformation almost equally. In this platform, it is relatively easy to viralize content, and this has led to the diffusion of false news which is already quite common on this platform.

But the owner of the social network giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg wants to prevent this from happening, and after a failed attempt to mark the ‘false news’, they will now change their methodology.

The concern on the part of the social network giant Facebook, regarding the false news, came from the manipulation of users in the political environment. As an initial step, Mark Zuckerberg’s company, of course, the social network giant Facebook decided to partner with organizations to review the veracity of the news shared within the platform, something that has not worked correctly because users were asked to collaborate through a procedure that few of them had finished.

Hence, Mark Zuckerberg’s company, of course, the social network giant Facebook’s system was actually based on the marking of news as ‘disputed’ when there were doubts about its veracity and a second procedure on the part of the users for the manual review.

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Facebook changes its way of checking which news is true and which is not

The analysis of user behaviour is the study that has failed in the chain of verification of news by the company of Mark Zuckerberg, of course, the social network giant Facebook.

However, the only thing that has been achieved with this is a bad application of the verification of facts, in such a way that the misinformation has remained the same, or even worse, within the social network.

The users did not have the necessary context to analyze the information, and therefore it was difficult to evaluate the veracity of a certain news item. So now this has been resolved with the related news.

Now, the company of Mark Zuckerberg, of course, the social network giant Facebook continues trusting the users the verification of authenticity and veracity of the news, but with a new ‘drawer’ under the doubtful news in which related articles are included.

In this way, in addition to the fact that users have a simpler ‘vote’ for the veracity of an information, they also have the necessary context to evaluate the news in question.

So, what do you think about this new decision which is taken by the company of Mark Zuckerberg, of course, the social network giant Facebook? Simply share all your views and thoughts in the comment section below.



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