Sunday, January 15, 2017

Facebook Testing Fake News Filtering

Remember back in the days when humans did this? No AI, no algorithms, just plain ol' people that easily caught fake news stories.
Facebook's tools for fighting fake news are about to get their first test run outside of the US... and they might just prove vital. The company has confirmed to the Financial Times that it'll trial its new filtering tools in Germany in the "coming weeks," addressing the country's concerns that bogus stories could influence its upcoming federal election.