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Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director
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Facebook Adds New Weapons to Its Fight Against Fake News, Hoaxes

Posted by @DanHinmon, Dec 16, 2016

Facebook will turn to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes.

The social network is also introducing easier ways for users to report fake news and flag questionable posts as disputed, and while those stories can still be shared, they will contain warnings, and they are not eligible to be part of promoted posts or ads.

The political motivations for this move are obvious, but there may be an advantage for healthcare. How about flagging anti-vaccine reports and fake cures?

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