Facebook to fight ‘sensationalism, misinformation and polarization’ with news trustworthiness surveys for users

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Facebook has said time and time again that it will do more to fight the problem of fake news on the social network, and the company’s latest idea is to simply ask users which news sources they know and trust. In a post on his own Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will start to “ask people whether they’re familiar with a news source and, if so, whether they trust that source.” Seemingly blind to the idea that this could be open to abuse and manipulation, he says that this will shift the balance of the news that is…

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