Mark Zuckerberg is promising that Facebook will do more to tackle fake news, and once again he denied that Facebook had, in any way, aided Donald Trump’s campaign. According to a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg states that he hopes to announce measures that will be taken to tackle the Facebook fake news very soon.
According to Zuckerberg, “the Improvement always takes longer than we sometimes like or expect so that there are no side effects or signs of bias”. He also noted that 99% of Facebook content is authentic, concluding that only a small number of information on Facebook can be termed “fake or hoax”.
For most Americans, Facebook is gradually becoming the primary source of information, and that’s obviously why many have been pointing fingers at Facebook for being a very influential force in Donald Trump’s winning of the election.
Facebook has tried to tailor the newsfeed to be what the users and their friends have previously liked and shared, and as we would expect, most of the partisan stories that were aimed at the supporters of the two top candidates were shared with friends, and this amounted to rapid spread of information that relates to the election.