You are here: Home » Technology » News » Apps
Business Standard

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 

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 done ...

This article is no longer available in our repository.

There could be multiple reasons for this.

First Published: Tue, October 31 2017. 02:51 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU