It looks as if Facebook has chosen the AP and Snopes.com to be its “fact checkers” in determining what qualifies as fake news.
Facebook's war on fake news starts with a pop up window for re-posters of bad info. pic.twitter.com/qpPXZjLL3u
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) March 19, 2017
That is just a brilliant idea. The AP and Snopes are such unimpeachable sources.
"The fact-checking sites Snopes and Associated Press" my god we're all screwed https://t.co/uSAIUPBqN0
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 19, 2017
This is not good https://t.co/uE8msOdeAR
— miDDe (@middysworld) March 19, 2017
A perfect storm of annoying, useless, and probably detrimental to the spread of any analysis that challenges status quo beliefs. https://t.co/izRnUN7Ppp
— Mark R Adams (@Mark_R_Adams) March 19, 2017
— Martin Kaufmann (@Golfweek_Marty) March 19, 2017
C'mon now. People have the right to consume whatever information they want. Responsibility on individual, not Facebook. https://t.co/Fr4HNhqLX2
— Doug Coats (@coatsspeak) March 19, 2017
Unfortunately, individual responsibility is not a concept that companies like Facebook are familiar with.
This seems ill advised and well outside Facebook role. https://t.co/WE7ACbZfac
— Adam Mayer (@adamfmayer) March 19, 2017
It’s not a way to slow down the sharing of fake news; it’s a way to eliminate the promulgation of stories that Facebook doesn’t like.