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Facebook began to prevent users from publishing already refuted news

Displays warnings, red icons and links to disclaimers.

Photo from the Newport Buzz blog

The Mashable edition tested the work of the Facebook algorithm, which is designed to deal with fake news.

Journalists said they published an unreliable article from the Newport Buzz blog about Irish slaves in the United States on the social network . The material gained popularity on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, after which several major media published a refutation.

When an employee of the publication put a link in the post, a warning appeared with a red icon and an explanation that Snopes.com and the Associated Press had already denied this news.

Screenshot Mashable
“Sometimes people share fake news, not knowing about it. When independent experts identify “contested” content, you can go to their sites and find out why »

Then, when the journalists ignored the warnings and tried to publish the news, Facebook showed another explanation about the existence of denials.

Some Twitter users have expressed doubts about how fair Facebook will be selecting publications that issue denials.

“Facebook and Snopes are trying to give news about Irish slavers for fake, because it does not fit their agenda”

Now it appears near posts on the Feibsuke. Snopes – biased and extremely left. This is not a responsible “fact-checker”

Function of fact-check from Facebook was announced in December 2016. As the publication specified, warnings about fake news appeared only among users from the United States.

Facebook’s fight with fake news began after the US elections in November 2016, when the social network was accused of disseminating false information. Soon, Mark Zuckerberg said that the company should gently fight the fake news. In December, several users said that the social network began to ask to assess the reliability of the notes on the headings.

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