Jul 13, 2018

Facebook will not remove fake news - but will 'demote' it

Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its website because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be "Demoted" in the news feed. Facebook has been scrutinised for its role in spreading fake news after evidence emerged that Russia tried to influence US voters using the social network. The company said it would not remove fake news that did not break its rules but would down-rank content that had been marked as false. Facebook's Sara Su told reporters on Wednesday that fake news and conspiracy theories "Can be really problematic and it bugs me, too".

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