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Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers [eg snopes]
Tech Crunch ^ | 12/15/2016 | Josh Constine

Posted on 12/15/2016 10:24:01 AM PST by BenLurkin

Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and ABC News will help Facebook make good on four of the six promises Mark Zuckerberg made about fighting fake news without it becoming “the arbiter of truth”. It will make fake news posts less visible, append warnings from fact checkers to fake news in the feed, make reporting hoaxes easier, and disrupt the financial incentives of fake news spammers.

“We’re not looking to get into the grey area of opinion” Facebook’s VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri tells me. “What we are focusing on with this work is specifically the worst of the work — clear hoaxes that were shared intentionally, usually by spammers, for financial gain.”

Facebook will now refer the most egregious and viral fake news articles flagged by users and algorithms to fact checking services that adhere to Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles. These include non-partisanship and fairness; transparency of sources, methodology, and funding; and a commitment to corrections. Facebook is starting with the four above but hopes to grow that list to dozens to quickly get a consensus on a story’s accuracy.

If they confirm a story is fake, they notify Facebook through a special reporting website it exclusively built for them, and can include a link to a post debunking the article. Facebook will then show posts of those links lower in the News Feed. It will also attach a warning label noting “Disputed by [one or more of the fact checkers]” with a link to the debunking post on News Feed stories and in the status composer if users are about to share a dubious link, plus prohibit disputed stories from being turned into ads.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: camelsnose; facebook; slipperyslope; snopes
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1 posted on 12/15/2016 10:24:01 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Well, that would mean most of the MSM should be downgraded or off Facebook. Wouldn’t that be nice.


2 posted on 12/15/2016 10:25:52 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: BenLurkin

So everything that is associated with a Soros funded organization or agency will be flagged as fake news, yes?


3 posted on 12/15/2016 10:26:05 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: BenLurkin

>>Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, and ABC News

No Progressive bias there.


4 posted on 12/15/2016 10:27:22 AM PST by Bryanw92 (If we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs, if we had some eggs.)
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To: BenLurkin

Doesn’t Facebook already censor and delete pro conservative news and commentary?

Drudge, Fox News, Brietbart and so on will be on the ‘fake news’ list.

Yet another reason why I never signed up for FB, and I never will.


5 posted on 12/15/2016 10:28:33 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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6 posted on 12/15/2016 10:28:43 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BenLurkin

Reason 217 why I never visit Facebook. Most “fake news” is readily apparent to folks with average amounts of common sense. They don’t need a Facebook filter.


7 posted on 12/15/2016 10:29:59 AM PST by upchuck (Obama once thought that he belonged to the ages. Now he belongs in the rubbish bin. h/t D.Greenfield)
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To: BenLurkin

The notion that there is this outpouring of fake news is itself false. It is a lie.


8 posted on 12/15/2016 10:30:27 AM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon - Can You Hear Us Now?)
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Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers [eg snopes]

And i'm sure the "Southern Poverty Law Center" collection of lying kookbats will also be added to the list.

9 posted on 12/15/2016 10:32:18 AM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: RightGeek

Bump to your graphic. Perfect!


10 posted on 12/15/2016 10:32:54 AM PST by upchuck (Obama once thought that he belonged to the ages. Now he belongs in the rubbish bin. h/t D.Greenfield)
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>>"fact checking services that adhere to Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles. These include non-partisanship and fairness; transparency of sources, methodology, and funding; and a commitment to corrections."

And yet they choose Snopes and ABC...

11 posted on 12/15/2016 10:40:50 AM PST by vikingd00d (chown -R us ~ur/base/*)
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To: BenLurkin

snoops is guilty of shading anything political to fit there narrative....a good example of this there claim that there was no quid pro quo for the State department a proving the sale of controlling interest in a company that controls 20 percent of the US uranium supply.


12 posted on 12/15/2016 10:43:40 AM PST by PCPOET7
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snoops is guilty of shading anything political to fit there narrative....a good example of this there claim that there was no quid pro quo for the State department a proving the sale of controlling interest in a company that controls 20 percent of the US uranium supply.


13 posted on 12/15/2016 10:43:42 AM PST by PCPOET7
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That creepy, nerdy, pimply, emasculated, warped boy is going to censor our news through his little tiny collectivist brain? LOL

We really need to destroy these evil Marxist “gatekeepers” who “think” they have the Right to control what we know.

As Wittgenstein noted-—whoever can control our information/Words—will be able to control our perceptions of Reality. It is VERY DANGEROUS to let ANYONE control our information.

It has been done for 100 years —we had an evil elite who has controlled our information until the internet which broke the stranglehold so truth could finally dribble through the cracks.

It is why government has to be OUT of education-—they are deliberately destroying the Minds of children with their programming of lies and misinformation to destroy the ability for children to have agency and think for themselves. Schools no longer give the tools to “think critically” which is ONLY Classical Christian curricula-—all else is irrational, removed from Science and Logic and all about “feelings’/subjective—like that worthless, evil, man-hating department “women’s studies” which only teaches women to despise males and hate the Natural Family and kill their own genetic offspring.


14 posted on 12/15/2016 10:54:01 AM PST by savagesusie (When Law ceases to be Just, it ceases to be Law. (Thomas A./Founders/John Marshall)/Nuremberg)
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I think Facebook will put an end to this on January 20, 2017. Why? Because Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want the Department of Justice asking tough questions on whether the News Feed has been “tweaked” to favor Leftist topics—a practice that may date back in 2011 after that private dinner meeting with President Obama and his senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.


15 posted on 12/15/2016 11:02:10 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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hmmmmm......maybe time to start my own website.

Snopeswatch.com, anyone??


16 posted on 12/15/2016 12:08:58 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

Who actually gets their news from Facebook? I follow friends and family and laugh at their pictures and comments. I do not EVER get national/political news from FB.


17 posted on 12/15/2016 12:21:56 PM PST by PLOM...NOT! (With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects.)
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To: bigbob

The notion that it is new and conservative is the lie. NYT, CNN, Dan Rather, and Brian Williams have been around for a while though. Now of course, Brian takes the cake as he is the oldest.... as he actually witnessed the big bang.


18 posted on 12/15/2016 12:46:07 PM PST by VaeVictis (~Woe to the Conquered~)
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To: BenLurkin

Way to go, Facebook. Snopes IS fake news.


19 posted on 12/15/2016 1:42:18 PM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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Soros-funded Snopes to gets to decide what views can be posted on the Internet.

Hilarious! Liberals now get to decide what is news.


20 posted on 12/15/2016 1:53:49 PM PST by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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