Facebook wants to get rid of “hoaxes” and fake stories

Facebook, the world´s largest social network, now offer a new feature. This new feature should help Facebook to get rid of “hoaxes” and fake stories written on Facebook.

Facebook will not delete the content even if it´s marked with a flag saying: “Purposefully fake or deceitful news”, but Facebook´s algorithm, which determines how widely user posts are distributed, will reduce the distribution of the post and will not be shown as often as normal posts.

“A post with a link to an article that many people have reported as a hoax or chose to delete will get reduced distribution in the News Feed,” Facebook explained.

Facebook says “satirical” content will not be affected by the new feature on the social network site.

The social network now has 1.35 billion members meaning that it has a lot of power. If one person tells fake story it can spread like a wildfire on the network from friends to friends-friends and so on…