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FACEBOOK has taken down more than 270 pages and accounts that were ran by Russia's digital propaganda department. Billionaire boss Mark Zuckerberg revealed the major cull in a Facebook post where he blasted Russia's notorious Internet Research Agency. Zuck accused the IRA of "interfering in foreign elections". "This Russian agency has repeatedly acted deceptively and tried to … [Read more...] about Facebook kills 270 Russian fake news accounts – and you’ll be able to check if you liked one
We all agree that fake news is bad — and that we’re tired of hearing about it — but when such stories crop up, is it too much to ask for them to at least be interesting? That’s why I was shocked at the sheer ‘boringness’ of the newest Russian fake news story that has been debunked: So, the ‘figure of the week’ from the popular … [Read more...] about The Russian cabbage conspiracy might be the most boring fake news ever
As Facebook continues to battle the scourge of "fake news," it's trying out a new feature that it hopes will connect users with local news, events, and announcements called "Today In." The new feature will push local content from publishers approved by the company's News Partnership team, according to Recode. The feature is available on mobile in just six cities so far: New … [Read more...] about In ongoing battle against fake news, Facebook decides to get local
Facebook’s ongoing experimentation with the content of the News Feed is boosting posts that promote fake news, reports The New York Times. The social networking site is currently testing a feature that separates users’ posts from content from professional news sites. News stories are instead placed in a separate feed called Explore, which is being tested in … [Read more...] about Facebook’s News Feed tests reportedly help boost fake news