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Technology Facebook wants to spread credible news

20:55  30 june  2020
20:55  30 june  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Im Kampf gegen Falschinformationen will das Online-Netzwerk Facebook als glaubwürdig eingestuften Nachrichten zu einer größeren Verbreitung verhelfen. Artikel mit Informationen aus erster Hand und Autorennamen sollten häufiger im News Feed der Nutzer angezeigt werden. © Olivier DOULIERY In the fight against false information, the online network Facebook wants to spread news classified as credible. Articles with first-hand information and author names should appear more frequently in users' news feeds.

In the fight against false information, the online network Facebook wants to help news classified as credible to spread. Articles with first-hand information and author names should appear more frequently in users' news feeds, Facebook said on Tuesday. The users wanted to read "credible and informative news". Therefore, priority will now be given to those articles that are the source of a message and for which the author is "transparent".

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For example, Facebook wants to search for certain articles on those articles that are most often cited as the source. These should then appear more in the news feed. At the same time, Facebook emphasized: "Most of the news that people see in the news feed comes from sources that they or their friends follow, and that won't change."

As a second measure, those articles are to be suppressed which are unclear about the author - either because the name of the author is not mentioned or because there is no information about the employees on the website of a medium. Such media are often perceived as less credible and would be tempting readers to click the article with lurid headlines.

In recent years, social networks have come under increasing pressure to act against the spread of false news. In the United States, the debate is particularly intense because of the November presidential election. Recently, because of the spread of hate messages, numerous companies have announced that they no longer want to advertise on Facebook. The boycott hits the online platform hard.

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