FACEBOOK FOUNDER ZUCKERBERG OUTLINES PLANS TO COMBAT SO CALLED ‘FAKE NEWS’ ON THE SITE
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site.
Facebook became mired in controversy after some users complained fake news changed the outcome of the US election.
Mr Zuckerberg posted details of several projects to “take misinformation seriously”, including methods for stronger detection and verification.
He previously responded to criticism of fake news on Facebook by saying over 99% of its content was “authentic”.
In his post, billionaire Mr Zuckerberg said: “We’ve been working on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously.”
But he said the problems were “complex, both technically and philosophically.” He noted Facebook did not want to discourage the sharing of opinions or become “arbiters of truth”.