Aug 21, 2018

Facebook gives users trustworthiness score

Facebook has confirmed that it has started scoring some of its members on a trustworthiness scale. The Washington Post's report was based on an interview with Facebook executive Tessa Lyons about the platform's battle against "Fake news". "People often report things that they just disagree with," Ms Lyons explained, adding that the system gave users a score between zero and one. Facebook is far from being the first tech firm to privately score its users. "You can check your credit score for free in many countries - by contrast, Facebook's trustworthiness is unregulated and we have no way to know either what our score is or how to dispute it."

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