Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spent the better part of the last two days testifying before members of Congress, in part to spell out how his company plans to combat the so-called “fake news” on the site, which will include fact checkers. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson offered up this warning:
Beware those who appoint themselves (or others they select) as news fact checkers or arbiters of "Fake News."
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) April 10, 2018
Attkisson spoke about that subject at Hillsdale College, and examined the “fact checkers” who will be helping Facebook weed out “fake news.” Watch:
Facebook's plan to crack down on #FakeNews relies on "fact checkers" working for organizations who've gotten caught themselves promoting fake news. @SharylAttkisson explains https://t.co/EyEwrWCCLW pic.twitter.com/HuB5BAPyeT
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) April 11, 2018
Well isn’t that special!
You couldn't make this up… https://t.co/NUiMOCvpSM
— AMY E JOHNSON (@AEJ58) April 11, 2018
You really couldn’t.
Here’s Attkisson’s entire speech at Hillsdale: