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Zuckerberg Will Take Measures Towards the Problem of Fake News on Facebook



Mark Zuckerberg says that there’s a thin line between the violation the right to freedom of expression and eliminating misinformation.



22.Nov.16 4:09 AM
By Anna Tuzova
Photo Toinnov.com

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Zuckerberg Will Take Measures Towards the Problem of Fake News on Facebook
Facebook inc. is going to take steps towards spreading of fake news via the social network. Chief Executive Officer announced that misleading information is a serious problem and is needed to be tackled.

Mark Zuckerberg says that there’s a thin line between the violation the right to freedom of expression and eliminating misinformation. On 19th, November 19, 2016 he posted on his Facebook page the following: “The problems are complex, both technically and philosophically. We believe in giving people a voice, which means erring on the side of letting people share what they want whenever possible. We need to be careful not to discourage sharing of opinions or mistakenly restricting accurate content. We don’t want to be arbiters of truth ourselves, but instead rely on our community and trusted third parties”.

He also described the measures that are supposed to help to solve the problem. It will be easier for users to report news as fake. For verifying content social network will seek assistance of fact checking organizations. Questionable stories will be labeled thus users will see warnings. In addition, the ads policies will be reviewed, as many disinformation is provided by financially motivated spam according to Zuckerberg.

It should be reminded, that the founder of Facebook had to respond the allegations that the fake news on the social network were among factors that brought Donald Trump to the electoral victory, says The Wall Street Journal.



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