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!