Facebook began to advertise credible specialists for the selection of news after accusations on the ongoing debate over the bogus news to fact-check content that appears on its site. The fact-checking on fake news began on 6th France with support from the news agency AFP.
The announcement says, “We are looking to appoint individuals with a passion for journalism, who believe in Facebook’s mission of making the world more connected.”
Tessa Lyons, Product manager did a short conference in which they had not mentioned what policy Facebook or AFP would use to assess photos and videos and to inspect how many times a photo must have been edited before it can be lined as false. She also mentioned that the strategy will expand to other countries as well.
In August 2016, the Guardian published the news that Facebook had responded to the assault about bias by firing all of the human editors and replacing them with an algorithm. Because of it, the trending element at that time became home to hoax stories, labeling the start of Facebook’s difficulties of handling “fake news” that would hold a great impact on the US election and aftermath.
The chief security officer Alex Stamos said in the interview that the company is worried not only about false facts but also other kinds of disguise.
He said Facebook wanted to cut down fake audiences, which use tricks to falsely develop the perception of favoritism about a particular message, as well as false narratives such as headlines and language that take advantage of disagreements.
After early media reports about the ads, They took them down briefly before reposting them with the job title of news publisher specialist. The site will be reducing the circulation of false news by fact-checking stories, placing fake stories lower in news feed, and taking action against pages and websites that constantly share the false news.