Facebook will tackle fake news more seriously, Zuckerberg said

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens up on fake news posts in social media platformStephen Lam/Reuters
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens up on fake news posts in social media platformStephen Lam/Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will do more to tackle fake news, and again denied it had in any way aided Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, the BBC wrote.

In a post on his Facebook profile Mr Zuckerberg said he hoped to announce measures to tackle fake stories “soon”.

He said this work “often takes longer than we’d like in order to confirm changes we make won’t introduce unintended side effects or bias”.

And he said that more than 99% of content on Facebook “is authentic”, the BBC added.

“Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes. The hoaxes that do exist are not limited to one partisan view, or even to politics,” he added.

According to the BBC, he said that made it extremely unlikely hoaxes “changed the outcome of the election in one direction or the other”.

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