All of us are very well aware of the popularity of the social media in our life. Since the time when social media get its existence, fake news also comes as a drawback. Most people have a blind faith on the news came over the social media. These people share the fake news and spread this news blindly with other people. The mistake that most of the people do is not to differentiate between fake and real. Hence, they spread the wrong information among people.Facebook, which is the easiest platform on which any kind of article whether fake or real get popularity.
Facts Checker On Facebook
Facebook, which is the easiest platform on which any kind of story whether fake or real get popularity. Facebook has decided to partner with facts checker. With the help of these facts, checked facebook is ensuring to stop the fake stories on their site.
On December 15, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook page, “This update is just one of many steps forward, and there will be more work beyond this.” He also said, “Today we’re making it easier to report hoaxes,”. He also gives a solution to by including third party facts checker for a population.
What Fact Checker Will Do?
If the facts checker are agreeing about a story to be fake. Then, it is difficult to post that story on the news feed. And if some of the users get that fake story on their news feed then it comes up with a flag. This shows the story has been banned conflicted.
Facebook’s Fact Checker
Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News, and Associated Press have been aligned as the fact-checkers. Facebook will now refer to fact-checking services that linked to Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers’ code of principles which works with news articles flagged by users and algorithms.
However, people are still able to read and share the stories. Users will be able to see about the issue that the fact checker found. Users asked Zuckerberg about how much the ‘fact-checkers can be trusted’? To answers them he stated an example. “We’re focused on obvious hoaxes with headlines like ‘Michael Phelps just died of a heart attack’ designed to get people to click on the stories and see ads.”