Zuckerberg ‘not concerned’ with Facebook ad boycott: Tech analyst
Tech Analyst Shana Glenzer discusses how Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are handling the ad boycott which could have potentially large economic impact.
Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, have stated that the website should not be the arbiter of truth.
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Since social media websites are expected to find and label or remove false information that their users post, the platform has partnered with independent, third-party fact-checkers to get the job done rather than doing the fact-checking themselves.
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The tech giant uses algorithms and human employees to identify false information. Users can flag false information that Facebook employees review, or the site's machine learning technology will pick up on content with a high volume of comments from people "saying that they don’t believe a certain post," according to the site.
Then, the company's independent, third-party fact-checkers review that information and determine how accurate it is. Facebook partners with more than 60 global fact-checking organizations that moderate content in 50 languages.