News Feed FYI: Replacing Disputed Flags with Related Articles
Tessa Lyons, Product Manager (20 December 2017)
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Reviewing facebooks newsroom blog. https://newsroom.fb.com/news/
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This document is an update blog post from Facebook’s Product Manager
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What was the paper about?
This blog post outlines Facebook plan to replace “Disputed” flags next to articles and instead display related articles in order to provide more context.
Facebook states that research has shown that displaying a strong image like a red flag next to an article may actually entrench deeply held beliefs.
According to facebook, demoting false news (as identified by fact-checkers) is one of the best weapons because demoted articles typically lose 80 per cent of their traffic, and consequently their economic incentive or spammers, troll farms etc is destroyed.
Facebook is also starting an initiative to learn how users decide whether information is accurate or not based on the news sources they depend upon.
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