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Sun Oct 8, 2017, 12:53 AM

Facebooks latest solution to its fake news problem.........sign on a right-wing fact-checker

In its newest attempt to stem the flood of fake news and conspiracy theories online, Facebook plans to sign up a conservative US magazine, the Weekly Standard, as a fact-checking partner, according to several people briefed on talks between the two companies.

Facebook said it would started working with fact-checking websites such as Snopes and PolitiFact in the US last December, who follow a code of principles approved by the US’s Poynter Institute, a journalism school. Facebook users can flag stories they think are false, which Facebook then circulates to these partners (it pays them for the service). If fact-checkers find it to be false, users who subsequently try to share the story on Facebook see a warning telling them it has been disputed.

However, none of the organizations on Poynter’s list are conservative-leaning. Right-wing American news outlets and politicians have complained in the past that they think Facebook has a liberal bias. Breitbart News, the white nationalist sympathizing website run by former White House advisor Steve Bannon, said Facebook’s fact-checking partners all “have records of left-wing partisanship—particularly throughout the 2016 election.” (Most consider themselves non-partisan.)
The new partnership, therefore, is part of Facebook’s attempt to “appease all sides,” said one person briefed on the discussions. “There are legitimate publications that write from a conservative point of view, and they are fact-based,” he said.

https://qz.com/1095509/facebooks-latest-solution-to-its-fake-news-problem-sign-on-a-right-wing-fact-checker/

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If there isn’t an algorithm for TRN , The Real News then there sure should be....

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pbmus Oct 2017 OP
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #1
pbmus Oct 2017 #3
pnwmom Oct 2017 #6
Angry Dragon Oct 2017 #2
democratisphere Oct 2017 #4
Thekaspervote Oct 2017 #5
n2doc Oct 2017 #7

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 12:56 AM

1. I am sure that there are plenty of unbiasd fact checkers on the planet. This is more BS.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 12:59 AM

3. Are you being serious or is your statement sarcasm?

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Response to pbmus (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 03:40 AM

6. Do you believe there is no such thing as a non-partisan fact checker?

That's an idea DT has been pushing. Objective truth doesn't exist in his view. Truth is whatever he says it is.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 12:57 AM

2. I will wait and see

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 01:09 AM

4. Nothing like fakebook using a "fox" to identify RW propoganda and fake news.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 03:32 AM

5. Why is there not a boycott of FB?? Why???!!!

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Sun Oct 8, 2017, 08:48 AM

7. They should just hire the Russians and cut out the middleman

Is this fake? Nyet!

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