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the808bass
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2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
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Facebook will be stopping part of its fight against fake news — because the social media giant said it only led to more people believing lies. The company on Wednesday announced that it will stop its short-lived practice of labeling misleading or false stories as "disputed," and will instead provide links to related articles that can give context or truth where needed.

Facebook said its attempt to thwart fake news backfired, since the "disputed" label ended up making believers of fake news more defensive and more likely to insist on their version of the truth.


Didn’t see this posted here.
This post was edited on 5/23 at 1:52 pm


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said it only led to more people believing lies


This tells you everything you need to know about the mainstream media and the tech giants.

Facebook labeling something a lie actually makes people believe it more.

Think of how damning that is for how Facebook is perceived by people.


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gthog61
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so annoying when the sheep wander off and don't take direction


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Mizooag94
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
”will instead provide links to related articles that can give context or truth where needed...”

Like CNN??? hahahaha


Big Jim Slade
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
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instead provide links to related articles that can give context or truth where needed.


So they won’t block articles, they’ll just offer other articles to Dispute the stories and instead support their version of facts. Isn’t this classic propaganda?


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DavidTheGnome
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
I’d love to see some examples of things they labeled fake news


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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
The truth is that enough people like me reported their "factual" articles as fake news that they didn't like that the results didn't match their narrative.


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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
Yeah if i saw something labeled by facebook or twitter labeled as fake news i wouod believe every word of it


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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
To me we should be celebrating this. You want the truth to stand up to scrutiny. To be successful we need all ideas challenged.


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Diamondawg
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
I use FB as birthday reminders. Not sure I ever see "news" on FB. Wouldn't read it if I did.


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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
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will instead provide links to related articles that can give context or truth where needed...”

Like CNN??? hahahaha


Of course not. They use SNOPES.


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Randman
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
IMO This is a step in the right direction for them. Honestly there is a lot of fake/sensationalist “news” floating around out there. The problem is Facebook lumps these in with the legitimate alternative news sights. Hopefully people will be smart enough to see through any BS that comes through their linked related articles.


gthog61
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The problem is Facebook lumps these in with the legitimate alternative news sights AND NEVER EVER LABELS THE LEFTIST EXAMPLES AS SUCH EXCEPT FOR MAYBE A TOKEN OFFERING EVERY THREE MONTHS TO SHOW HOW 'UNBIASED' THEY ARE.


completed it for you, not shouting, caps is more noticable


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TbirdSpur2010
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
Saw that coming


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Scoop
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
I saw quite a few warnings on things posted by Conservatives recently.

I don’t really have liberal FB friends that are the type to post political things so I’m curious as to whether FB was even handed on these warnings.

I suspect that I know the answer but I’m not in a position to have direct knowledge.
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
Links to cnn, MSNBC, wapo, NYT, abc, cbs news, teen vogue, USA today, life magazine, etc.


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Roger Klarvin
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
This policy was always doomed to fail

That being said, it’s a sad commentary of the nature of our discourse (and of human credulity in general) that simply saying something is false makes a large segment of the population MORE likely to believe it.


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Sheftie
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
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Didn’t see this posted here.


Did you search back to 2017?

Because thats when the article was written


the808bass
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
Well dammit.


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nola000
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re: 2017: Facebook Didn’t Stop Labeling “Fake News” (It Backfired)
Considering Facebook itself is fake news...DUH! Is the appropriate response


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