Facebook will test ‘fake news’ filtering in Germany
Facebook users will soon be able to flag news stories as fake and the social network may subsequently label the stories as “disputed” in a test of fake news filtering tools starting soon in Germany.
The test will send user-flagged stories to Correctiv, a third-party fact checker. If the fact checker finds they are unreliable, the story will be de-prioritized in Facebook’s news feed algorithm, meaning that fewer people see the story in their feed, according to the Financial Times. – READ MORE