Since Facebook Inc. a program of fact check, The company has taken different types of measures against pages and groups on Facebook, Instagram accounts, message forwarding on WhatsApp and domains that generate this type of content. Penalties of a different nature that are now extended to individual users.
Since last Wednesday, the company ensures that it will reduce the visibility of all the publications of a person who shares in his personal Facebook account, in a persistent way, content that has been classified as disinformative by one of your fact-checking partners.
Individual users who regularly share 'fake news' will receive similar treatment to pages that do the same
The friends of this person, therefore, they will see less of your content in your news section if the measures are carried out in accordance with the stated terms.
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Even less visibility
"Whether it is false or misleading content about COVID-19 and vaccines, climate change, elections or other topics, we're making sure fewer people see misinformation in our apps"They explain from Menlo Park.
The measure joins a similar one that will affect pages that have repeatedly shared fake news. When a user wants to access one of them or give it a I like, the social network will display a pop-up window indicating that this is a page that has repeatedly shared false claims.
The contents marked by disinformation already saw their visibility diminished on Facebook
Also, in the same announcement, the company has noted that it has redesigned the notifications that people receive when they share content that has received a verification. They have redesigned these notifications to be easier to understand, including fact-checker article debunking claimas well as an indication to share the article with your followers. Likewise, it informs that the constant sharing of this type of content can lead to a decrease in the visibility of its publications.
These measures join a long list of actions that with greater or lesser fortune it has been implementing Facebook with the objective, they periodically assure, of reducing misinformation on its platform. A particularly sensitive issue since the scandal of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, although the platform has been criticized both for doing little and for censoring.