Facebook rolls out new tools to tackle false stories!

Facebook is testing and deploying new tools to its users in order to combat the false information that circulates regularly on the social network.

Lately, Facebook has been the subject of many criticisms that accused it not to do enough against the propagation many of fake articles. Today, the social network started to react by modifying its policy and deploying the first tools to counter this false information.

First all users can now to report a hoax if the see one on Facebook, by clicking the upper right hand of a post.

Because the community report not enough, Facebook started to work with organizations that are signatories of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles.

If the fact checking organization identify a story as fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in news feed.

It will still be possible to share these stories, but you will see a warning that story has been disputed as you share.

Once a story is flagged, can’t be made into an ad and promoted, either.

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