Accuracy in Media

Social media giant Facebook’s latest answer to stem the flow of fake news is to send a two-question survey to randomly selected users.

Facebook head of newsfeed Adam Mosseri said that the company will sample a new set of users each day and only use those responses for the company’s evaluations of trustworthiness.

Mosseri did not say how many users would be surveyed or whether Facebook will later use additional information to determine the trustworthiness of news.

Here are the questions:

Do you recognize the following websites

Yes
No

How much do you trust each of these domains?

Entirely
A lot
Somewhat
Barely
Not at all

Maybe Facebook thinks the survey is a good idea, but it was quickly criticized on Twitter.

To sum it up the very same users who help spread fake news on Facebook will now be asked to rate the trustworthiness of news.  That should work out just great.




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