Facebook Says It Will Nix Hoaxes from News Feed
Facebook today said it will reduce the number of fake stories published to users' news feed. Facebook said it is primarily targeting stories that are hoaxes or scams. Moving forward, Facebook will reduce the distribution of stories that are flagged by users as fake, stories that receive lots of comments warning others of scams or false content, and stories that are deleted by large volumes of people. Facebook said most publishers should be safe — including those that produce satirical content that is clearly marked as such. The changes apply to Facebook users' news feed both online and on their mobile devices.
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Facebook updated several of its offerings today, including how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of surfacing higher-quality content in the news box.
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Facebook is making several big changes to how it treats video on mobile devices. First, sound will fade in and fade out as users scroll past videos in their News Feed as long as the phone's volume is turned on.
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Google today announced a preview of AMP stories, a new tool for creators to bring content to the mobile web in a new and engaging way. AMP stories were inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer people the ability to tell on-going, ephemeral stories that others swipe through.
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This change may lead people to "let down their guard", if you will, because in the back of their mind they have the idea that facebook isn't posting fake stories anymore.