Monday, November 13, 2017

Facebook's Factcheckers Say Effort Is Failing

What ever happened to EVERYONE knowing that EVERY "news" item you read on Facebook is fake? Who gets their news from Facebook? Jesus people, how many fake celebrity death announcement do you have to read before you realize Bill Gates is NOT giving you $1 million for liking this post?

“I don’t feel like it’s working at all. The fake information is still going viral and spreading rapidly,” said one journalist who does fact-checks for Facebook and, like others interviewed for this piece, was not authorized to speak publicly due to the continuing partnership with the company. “It’s really difficult to hold [Facebook] accountable. They think of us as doing their work for them. They have a big problem, and they are leaning on other organizations to clean up after them.”