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
How much do you trust each of these domains?
Not at all
Maybe Facebook thinks the survey is a good idea, but it was quickly criticized on Twitter.
It’s worth noting this isn’t a rating system, nobody can opt into rating a publisher as trustworthy. We randomly sample new people each day, and only their responses are used. I’m sure some bad actors will try and game the system, but it’s not as easy as you suggest.
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) January 21, 2018