Facebook has been questioned on where it stands with fake news for weeks, but now they’re stepping forth to limit, and possibly eliminate it being published.
They stated last week that they’re beginning to test out experiments to limit inaccuracy on its site (from Newsroom). They’re tracking down on false news sites by partnering up with outside fact-checking organizations to help indicate when news articles are false.
Vice president of Facebook Adam Mosseri told NY Times,
“We really value giving people a voice, but we also believe we need to take responsibility for the spread of fake news on our platform.”
Facebook has over 1.8 billion users, and the impact that it will have on false news is uncertain, since Google, Twitter, and other message board sites like Reddit may also be factors.
Read more about the story and Facebook’s mission on NY Times.