On 06-Apr-2017 In Tech Reads
Facebook is launching a new tool that will help users identify fake news in their stories. It will be an educational tool which will allow users to go through a tutorial that will help them detect fake stories and shut them down before it goes viral. Fake news tends to mislead people about so many things, and it is better off being shut down before it gets out of hand and affects a lot of people. You can find out more about Facebook's new tool here. Read also: Mark Zuckerberg Confesses His Mistakes On Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg and his team have introduced a new tool which will easily detect fake news spreading on the internet so that people can shut it down before it goes out to the masses.
For this tool, Facebook has worked with fact-checking organisations in the UK to prevent false news from going viral for the wrong reasons.
The updates will be made within the app, and the facts of a particular story will be taken back to the fact-checking organisations so that they can review the story.
Once the story is out, the related sources will be investigated for the authenticity of the news. Users will immediately know if the story is real or fake.
They want to generate more and more accurate news on Facebook, so such measures had to be taken.
There might be some false stories on Facebook, but the majority are definitely authentic. To weed out even the 1% of hoaxes, Facebook is taking preventive measures.