In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has implemented a number of initiatives to try to give users more confidence that what they’re reading is real. But a new study by researchers at Yale finds that users are only marginally more likely to understand that a story tagged as “fake news” is, in fact, not … Continue reading “Tagging fake news on Facebook may make no difference—and could even backfire”
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Facebook has implemented a number of initiatives to try to give users more confidence that what they’re reading is real.
People just love sharing fake news stories. And, according to this study, people shared even more fake news stories than real ones on Facebook in the three months before the U.S. election.
Facebook's efforts to keep its user base informed about the steps it is taking to combat fake news now include a look at the news period that brought the issue to the forefront in the first place: the 2016 U.S. presidential election...
Stanford study finds most students failed to distinguish between real news and fake. The rise of “fake news” is a topic that is getting a lot of attention lately, thanks to the role that Facebook and other social platforms play in n...
A $6 billion stock buyback may not silence the masses who are angry about the explosion of fake news on Facebook that may have affected the 2016 presidential election -- but it may lift the spirits of Facebook's shareholders.