• Facebook's new tool to stop fake news is a game changer-if the company would only use it

    12 days ago - By Fortune

    When an explosive-and most likely fake -story about Joe Biden's son began to circulate online this week, Facebook did something unusual: It decided to restrict its spread while it investigated the story's accuracy.
    This marked the first prominent deployment of a tool the company has been testing for several months. Facebook calls the tool a “viral content review system,” while some news outlets and research outfits have referred to it as a “circuit breaker.” Whatever its name, the tool has enormous potential to limit a tsunami of false or misleading news on topics like politics and...
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