Facebook: It’s ‘not true’ that we withheld News Feed update to battle fake news



Facebook developed a tool that would battle against fake news and hoaxes in the News Feed but never released it, a bombshell report from Gizmodo alleged Monday. 

That tool, which would been an update to News Feed that “down-ranked” misinformation, reportedly went unreleased over fears that Facebook would appear partisan. At the time, the social network was reeling from a report that human editors could act on their political biases when selecting stories for Facebook’s “Trending” feature.

Scrambling to address the report, a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable that the claim is completely false. Read more…

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