Facebook to Aid Users in Combatting the 'False News' Epidemic

Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook team have created a tool to help shield their users from false news stories. 

Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that the group is testing a new tool that would aid millions in the detection of false news stories..

Facebook explained in a news release the three areas they are working on that are most necessary to eroding the false news epidemic.

"At Facebook, we’re working to fight the spread of false news in three key areas:

  • disrupting economic incentives because most false news is financially motivated;
  • building new products to curb the spread of false news; and
  • helping people make more informed decisions when they encounter false news."