Wednesday September 14, 2016

Facebook, Twitter Join Network To Tackle Fake News

The two largest platforms for fake news are now banding together with over thirty news and technology companies to help cut down on fake news. Damn, this sucks. Where are we supposed to get our daily fake "(insert celebrity) has died" news now?

First Draft Coalition, formed in June 2015 with the backing of Alphabet Inc's Google, said it would create a voluntary code of practice, promote news literacy among social media users, and launch a platform where members can verify questionable news stories. The platform will be launched by the end of October, Jenni Sargent, managing director of the coalition, said in an email.