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Facebook uses ‘survey’ to curb fake news

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New York, Dec 6: In an effort to stop the proliferation of fake news, Facebook has initiated a “Survey” that asks users to what extent they think an article uses misleading language. According to a report in TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed that this is an official effort to curb the spread of misinformation. “The company uses surveys somewhat like this to test the general quality of the news feed, and it has used other metrics to attempt to define rules for finding clickbait and fake stories. This appears to be the first direct coupling of those two practices: old parts doing a new job,” the report noted. (ians)

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