This photo combo of images provided by Facebook demonstrates some of the new measures Facebook is taking to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network. (Facebook via AP)
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Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network.If enough people report a story as fake, Facebook will pass it to third-party fact-checking organizations that are part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network.Stories that flunk the fact check won't be removed from Facebook.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that fake news constitutes less than 1 percent of what's on Facebook, but critics say that's wildly misleading.Mike Caufield, director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver, tracked whether real or fake news is more likely to be shared on Facebook.The social network's first public step toward fixing the fake-news problem since the election was a statement barring fake-news sites from using its lucrative ad network.Facebook will not allow publishers to promote any story flagged as disputed. If this works, users should not see fake news stories in Facebook advertisements.
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