Facebook test measures against nepnieuws in Germany

Facebook test measures against nepnieuws in Germany

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Social network Facebook test in Germany new options, which nepnieuws have to fend off in the timelines of users.

Facebook was already on this in interview with German media, according to a spokesman. According to the Financial Times, the tests with the nepnieuwsfilters has already started.

German users can now nepnieuws in the social network report. The independent company Correctiv then looks or the news was indeed fabricated.

Discovered Correctiv that the nepnieuws, is on Facebook a special marker on the messages link to be added.

The social network is going to articles with the nepnieuwsmarkering lower in timelines, allowing users less quickly. Someone tries the nepnieuws to share, you will receive a warning in the picture.

According to Facebook the filter is first only in Germany tested, but is already thinking about other countries. Previously found Facebook is already in talks with media companies about tests in the United States.

The american elections

During the American elections came Facebook discredited, because on the social network nepnieuws was distributed. According to the critics, there would be in this way, the influence exerted on the Amerikaanze elections.

Facebook-CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in december the opinions of users not wanting to interfere in the fight of nepnieuws.

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