Facebook says social media Isn’t always healthy for democracy

Source: Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Tech

Facebook acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to ensure that the good outweighs the bad.

In the battle against fake news, for example, Facebook has tried several different strategies, such as working with third-party fact-checkers to mark dubious articles as “disputed,” then deciding to offer up “related article” suggestions instead. The company will also start polling users about the trustworthiness of sources, with the goal of using that data to guide rankings in the news-feed algorithm.

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