Facebook outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that floods the social network, according to interviews with people involved in the process. And screenshots obtained by Bloomberg reveal a process that some partners say is too cumbersome and inefficient to stop misinformation duplicating and spreading. “There is no silver bullet,” Facebook said in a statement. “This is part of a multi-pronged approach to combating false news. We have seen real progress in our efforts so far, but are not nearly ...
Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake news
The flaws highlight a fundamental question that will be asked this week when internet companies testify in front of Congressional committees
Sarah Frier | Bloomberg Last Updated at October 31, 2017 02:58 IST