Thursday, April 13, 2017

Facebook to Stop 'Fake News' Same Way as 'Click-Bait' via Algorithm - Breitbart

Facebook to Stop 'Fake News' Same Way as 'Click-Bait' via Algorithm - Breitbart: Facebook will stop “fake news” using a similar algorithm as the platform’s one against “click-bait,” according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

“In Zuckerberg’s view, according to Fast Company, tackling click bait required a rejiggering of the site’s algorithms, as assisted by users’ input,” reports Fortune. “The solution is similar to the approach the site is now taking to improve the situation around ‘information diversity or misinformation or building common ground’—euphemisms for the more popular conceptions of ‘filter bubbles,’ ‘fake news,’ and ‘echo chambers.'”

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