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Facebook (Meta)

Facebook (Meta)

False news

Misinformation - Political, Elections, Medical & Religious

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

For these reasons, we do not remove false news from Facebook, but we significantly reduce its distribution by showing it lower in News Feed. Learn more about our work to reduce the spread of false news here and here.
We are working to build a more informed community and reduce the spread of false news in a number of different ways, namely by
• Disrupting economic incentives for people, Pages and domains that propagate misinformation
• Using various signals, including feedback from our community, to inform a machine learning model that predicts which stories may be false
• Reducing the distribution of content rated as false by independent third-party fact-checkers
• Empowering people to decide for themselves what to read, trust and share by informing them with more context and promoting news literacy
• Collaborating with academics and other organisations to help solve this challenging issue

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