Facebook told its fake news campaign `should just be the start´

by Mail Online

The technology giant has announced the roll-out of a new list of tips offering advice on how to spot fake news stories that are shared on the platform.

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports:

We like fake news (just so long as it’s our fake news)

Santa Rosa Press DemocratWe like fake news (just so long as it's our fake news)Santa Rosa Press Democrat“Hey, look, I can't be doing so badly because I'm president and you're not.” — President Donald Trump, in an interview last week with Time magazine. It didn't start with Donald Trump. Back before the country began coming unstuck, Americans already ...and more

BBC News reports:

Facebook to tackle fake news with educational campaign

An ad will appear at the top of users' news feeds, linking to advice on how to identify fake news.

Business Insider reports:

Why Google and Facebook can't just make fake news disappear

REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Increasingly, I'm frustrated by (and often antagonistic toward) the emergent narrative about how to address so-called "fake news."

My anger is growing, not only because as I write this I'm almost 10 months pregnant and grouchy, but also because I see the possibility of well-intended interventions backfiring.

I understand why folks want to do something now  —  there's a lot of energy in this space, and the underlying issues at play have significant consequences for democracy...