Late last year,during the presidential campaign, there was substantial misleading information as a form of fake news about President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spread on Facebook and Google. Immediately, Google banned the fake news outlets from the AdSense display ad network and also by tweaking the algorithm of Google News filtering out fake news. And now Facebook has launched a tool that flags fakes news in the News Feed, informed to a tweet by Gizmodo investigative reporter Anna Merlan.
A headline shows “Trump’s Unsecured Android Device Source Of Recent White House Leaks.” This is a fake news article that was spread by a website TheSeattleTribune.com. This domain appears legitimate, while the homepage does not show signs of the website offering any fake news; it has a disclaimer that says “The Seattle Tribune is an entertainment and news satire web publication. The Seattle Tribune may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. The news articles contained within The Seattle Tribune are fictional and presumably satirical news – with the exception of our ‘list style’ articles that include relevant sources.” However, the President Trump’s article referring to “unsecured Android device” was viewed more than 200,000 times and TheSeattleTimes.com financially became rich from the traffic.
Luckily, the new tool of Facebook proves to show the article was ‘Disputed by Snopes.com and Politifact’, where the Snopes is a website clearing misinformation spreading on the internet and Politifact claims the officials.
Facebook said it will bury fake news articles and label them as hoaxes. Facebook allows you to report a hoax if you see one by clicking on the upper right-hand corner of a post and by tapping on “It’s a fake news story