“Disputed stories also may appear lower in the newsfeed, It’s important to us that the stories you see on Facebook are authentic and meaningful, We’ve found that if reading an article makes people significantly less likely to share it, that may be a sign that a story has misled people in some way.” said Facebook.
And now finally Facebook has took its action and came out with its long-awaited response to beginning to cut away at the issue.
Spotted on Twitter on Friday night, the tool identifies links to sites known to produce misinformation. The tool cites third-party fact-checking organizations like Snopes and Politifact.
As per sources, Facebook has already started testing all the related features and promised updates very soon. However it is the responsibility on Facebook users to identify false stories. Third-party fact-checkers must agree to a fact-checking code of ethics.
The tool's been made available to more users (however it is not available to every user but it will be added with time). Facebook added a section on "disputed" news to its help tools and users can now see why stories were marked as disputed. Furthermore, it also added information about how to flag a story as fake:
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