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Facebook is rating users based on how “reliable” he thinks they are.
Users get a score on a scale of zero to one that determines whether they are a good or bad reputation, but it is completely hidden.
The rating system was unveiled in a report by the Washington Post, which says that the in place to “help identify malicious actors”.
Facebook tracks your behavior across the site, and uses that information to an assessment.
Tessa Lyons, who heads up Facebook the fight against fake news has said: “One of the signals that we use how people interact with the articles.
“For example, if someone previously gave us feedback that an item has been met and the article was confirmed false by a fact-checker, then we can let the weight of that person’s future fake news feedback more than someone who indiscriminately offers fake news feedback on numerous articles, including the ones that ultimately have to be judged as true.”
Earlier this year, Facebook admitted was the roll-out of confidence in the ratings for the media.
This involved ranking news sites on the basis of the quality of the news they were reporting.
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This valuation would then be used to determine which messages should be promoted higher in users’ News Feeds.
It is not clear exactly what the users reviews for, but it is possible that they can be used in a similar way.
But Facebook has not yet revealed exactly how the ratings are decided, or that all users have a rating.
According to Lyons, a user rating “is not intended to be an absolute indicator of someone’s credibility”.
Instead, it is intended as a measurement of how risky the actions of a user can be.
It’s Facebook’s latest bid to tackle fake news, a growing problem for the social network.
The site appears to 2.23 billion users log on each month, has become a hot-bed for false reporting.
Earlier this year, billionaire Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg promised to fight fake news.
“The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do,” the 34-year-old Harvard dropout explained.
Facebook has admitted that its site has been the subject of political imitation campaigns of Russia.
After initially denying any underestimation on the part of the social network admitted more than 126 million users in the united states had seen a form of Russian propaganda.
A congressional hearing followed, with Facebook, Twitter and Google in the dock.
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And Facebook is struggling with the problem since then.
Speaking in January, Samidh chakrabarti, who heads-up civic engagement on Facebook, said: “Even a handful of intentionally misleading stories can have dangerous consequences.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen above for his testimony on Capitol Hill, earlier this year.
“We are committed to this issue of transparency because it goes beyond Russia.
“Without transparency, it can be difficult to hold politicians accountable for their own words.
“Democracy will suffer because we do not have the full picture of what our leaders are promising us,” he wrote, in what seems like a subtle snipe at the US President Donald Trump.
“This is an even more pernicious problem than foreign interference.
“But we hope that by setting a new bar for transparency, we can address both of these challenges at the same time.”
Chakrabarti said that the disinformation campaigns that are targeted to Facebook users are “professionalized, and are constantly trying to game the system”.
“We always have more work to do,” he added.
We have asked Facebook for comment and will update this story with a response.
This article originally appeared in The Sun.