During the election of 2016 Facebook found itself embroiled in the drama of fake news stories that were created by scammers looking to make a fast buck. Scammers knew they had a massive and willing audience of Facebook, and they struck. Pew Research, the nonpartisan American “fact tank” reported that week that 64% of adults get news through social media, yet only 4% of users trust the information they find on the platforms a lot and 30% trust it some.
To resolve this issue, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is working on a fake new detection system, a warning system, and the means to report fake news, to for many, this plan is too little, too late this article says.
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