Undoubtedly, the fake news is spreading over Facebook at a considerable rate. However, Facebook is now taking the matter seriously. Facebook wrote an article about how to spot fake news. Moreover, they have given 10 tips to spot them. You can check them here. Coming to the topic, Barack Obama warned the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg about this swiftly rising problem.
Facebook Is Facing Fake News Scrutiny
After disclosing the details about the Russian ads, the social media site is now facing considerable fake news scrutiny. Facebook unveiled on its platform, the Russian political ads worth $100,000 during the presidential election last year. According to a report in The Washington Post late on Sunday, in November last year, Barack Obama personally appealed to the CEO of Facebook to take the threat of false news and disinformation about the politics seriously and do the needful job.
Barack Obama Warned Facebook’s CEO
The reporter wrote, “Unless Facebook and the government did more to address the threat, Obama warned, it would only get worse in the next presidential race.” There is no doubt that Barack Obama was absolutely right. On the other hand the CEO of Facebook said that there is no easy remedy available for this stuff.
Details About The Ads
After an extensive legal and policy review, Facebook has announced that it has found 3,000 ads that flashes the political issues of America from 2015 to 2017 and these ads came from an account that is related to the Internet Research Agency which is a Russian entity.
Investigation And Future Security
Zuckerberg said,” We will continue our investigation into what happened on Facebook in this election. We may find more, and if we do, we will continue to work with the government”. He also stated “In the next year, we will more than double the team working on election integrity. In total, we’ll add more than 250 people across all our teams focused on security and safety for our community,”
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