Facebook plans to strengthen the fight against fake news

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The administration of the social network Facebook in the fight against fake news plans to redirect more potentially false reports of external experts factcheckers, reports Reuters.

At the end of the U.S. presidential race, the outcome of which, according to the United States, influenced by false the publication in social networks, Facebook has declared «war» fake news. The service has already attracted the cooperation of various American, German and French companies engaged in the inspection information (factchecking).

As reported citing a statement by the leadership of the social network, Facebook will start to use enhanced functionality to detect potentially false news. Found materials will be sent to factcheckers, and the results of inspections can be seen under the original post.

According to the Agency, the testing mechanism for the verification of facts is launched in the US, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

«In addition to the fact that you can see which articles are disputed by the third party factcheckers, people want more context, to make informed decisions in relation to what they read and what is shared», — quotes Agency the words of the chief news, Sary su. She added that Facebook will continue to test the function «related articles» and work on other changes to combat fakes.

American politicians have repeatedly accused Russia of trying to influence the democratic processes in the country, including using the «stuffing» false news in social networks. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied such allegations. Thus, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded». Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about «Russian intervention» in U.S. elections, stressed that there are no facts confirming it, no.

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