Facebook to start putting warning labels on ‘fake news’
“Facebook says it will start applying warning labels to some ‘fake news’ stories that users share on the social network.
Articles that are known to be false — seemingly published with the intent to trick people — will be marked with what Facebook is calling a ‘flag.’
Below the headline there will be a red label that says ‘disputed by 3rd Party Fact-Checkers.’
Users will be able to click on a ‘learn why this is disputed’ link to get more information.
Facebook will not be doing the fact-checking itself. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that ‘we do not want to be arbiters of truth ourselves, but instead rely on our community and trusted third parties.’