Facebook is shrinking fake news posts in the News Feed

Facebook is making false news publications in News Feed more difficult to see by reducing the size of links to content that has been verified by third parties as inaccurate, according to a report by TechCrunch [19659002] " ] We reduce the visual prominence of feeds stories that are falsely proven, "a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to the news site.

According to screenshots shared by TechCrunch content considered to be inaccurate appears on the mobile as a title and image in a small row, while accurate news links show a large image and are considerably more Notorious





Image: Josh Constine / TechCrunch

Facebook detailed the new strategy to combat misleading information at the Fighting Abuse @Scale conference in San Francisco, where the News Feed integrity director Michael McNally and the scientist spoke of data Lauren Bose. Bose and McNally talked about Facebook's ecosystem approach to dealing with fake news, including the removal of fake and active accounts such as clusters of fraudulently created pages, the banning of ads from malicious pages and the limitation of the distribution of fake publications.

Facebook will also use AI combined with user reports marked to moderate content. It will do so by prioritizing articles for data verification by using false prediction scores generated through machine learning. "We use machine learning to help predict things that could be false news, to help prioritize the material we send to data inspectors (given the large volume of potential material)," said a Facebook spokesperson TechCrunch. But moderation will always be a problem, as we have pointed out above, especially in a large platform where publications are constant. In December, Facebook announced that it would no longer use disputed Flags to identify fake news and, instead, use its related Articles.