Facebook Exec, Elliot Schrage, admits that Facebook is a News-Distribution Organization

Andrew Prokoff, writing on Vox, examined Facebook’s latest thinking on their fake news problem. Here are some quotes from the article:

“For so long, we had resisted having standards about whether something’s newsworthy because we did not consider ourselves a service that was predominantly for the distribution of news,” explained Facebook’s Elliot Schrage. “And that was wrong.”

“I think we need a ‘think before you share’ program so that people don’t share stuff that’s stupid,” he added. “On the left or on the right.”

It’s a great article. Well worth reading!

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