The owner and founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is determined to have no more fake news on Facebook. He promises that 2018 will be the end of fake news on the world’s largest social network, Facebook. This goes in line with Facebook’s policy of making sure that its users are having trusted news, which will consequently add to the credibility of the social network.
Zuckerberg states in his Facebook account: “We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem. We decided that having the community determine which sources are broadly trusted would be most objective.” Facebook will send multiple surveys to its users to rate the quality of the news posted on the social network. So you can expect to have a survey sent to your Facebook account asking you about the trustworthy of the news and its sources. These surveys will help in reducing scam on Facebook and creating a better user experience. The power is given to the people to determine what is authentic news and what is not.
It is worthy to note that this fake news fighting step is only one of many steps taken before by Zuckerberg to enhance the trustworthiness of Facebook. Facebook, for instance, used the flagging technique to put flags on news and sources which are reported to be not authentic or trustworthy. Therefore, it is expected that the world’s number 1 social network is determined to be a safer place for its users.