By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 5-24-18
Facebook is continuing to try to address the issues around fake news that have put it in the spotlight in Washington, including threats that if it did not do something about being used as a misinformation tool by foreign actors and others, Congress would.
That threat came from a Democratic senator from California, the home of Silicon Valley.
Facebook this week announced a three-pronged effort to combat misinformation and help restore trust in the massive social platform.
“False news is bad for people and bad for Facebook,” blogged Tessa Lyons, a product manager on News Feed, concentrating on false news. “We’re making significant investments to stop it from spreading and to promote high-quality journalism and news literacy.” » Read More