Study suggests Facebook's war on fake news is gaining ground

Reality has had a tough year. When the president of the United States is denying that thousands of Americans died in a hurricane, journalists face an uphill battle. That battle has been particularly fraught on social networks, where malicious actors have spent the past several years peddling hoaxes and sowing division. But today I bring you at least one reason for optimism. “Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media,” a new study from authors at Stanford University and New York University, analyzed the performance of stories posted on fake news sites from January 2015 to July 2018. Here’s what they found (emphasis mine): Interactions with these sites on both Facebook and Twitter rose steadily through the end of 2016. I... Continue reading…

Study suggests Facebook's war on fake news is gaining ground

In the two years since fake news on the Internet became a full-blown crisis, Facebook has taken numerous steps to curb the flow of misinformation on its site. Under intense political pressure, ...

Tue 18 Sep 18 from TechXplore

Study suggests Facebook’s war on fake news is gaining ground, Tue 18 Sep 18 from Science Blog

Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found

Reality has had a tough year. When the president of the United States is denying that thousands of Americans died in a hurricane, journalists face an uphill battle. That battle ...

Sat 15 Sep 18 from The Verge

Researchers say Facebook’s anti-fake news efforts might be working

Since the 2016 US presidential election, social network sites have acknowledged the issue of fake news as well as their roles in spreading it. Companies like Facebook and Twitter have ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Engadget

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