Incorrect information disguised as news spreading through Facebook is not a recently developed issue, but the new series is open for what teams do on Facebook.
Antonia Woodford, product manager for Facebook, posted today a blog post on "False News Hunt" and reviewed three stories circulated on the site before ranting. Two stories were captured by Facebook and a third-party fact-finder, but the last story was completely out of the question. The point of this series is to increase the user's transparency about the story cycle on Facebook. In particular, there are constant issues of fake news during the election period.
Each article Woodford address in the blog post is slightly different. And she acknowledges why bad actors use certain methods of sharing posts to convey false information. For example, the first story was a video of a man wearing a scarf that seemed to spit on a woman. The video was real, but AFP report says it does not match the misleading attached captions – "A man spitting a Saudi spit on the face of a poor employee at a London hospital attacked another employee I will. " It did not happen. This type of false caption is also used to propagate gloomy messages.
"This article is often used to induce foreign aversion and is often targeted at immigrants and refugees. . Network Verification – The association that certifies third party fact-finding partners with whom we have affiliated "reads Woodford's post.
Just because a story turns out to be false does not mean that Facebook's team will not share it fully. Woodford The AFP report proved that the circular video was true, but the Facebook team "reduced distribution in the news feeds" as captions were purposely misinterpreted and false.
Similar to the erroneous information, the photo spread to a person asserted by Foster as a main suspect in an attack on Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro. The story surrounding the picture was falsely attributed to factor Aos Fatos, and Facebook took steps to demote the image in the News Feed.
Woodford did not happen in any circumstance, whether or not Facebook deleted the entire post.
The last story is much less harmful, but still shows how wrong information can spread to Facebook. The virus story about NASA paying $ 100,000 to spend six days in bed quickly circulated in 2017. Facebook could not catch it. It was until July 2018 that Politifact investigated the story and found that the main claim was false. Woodford said that Facebook is learning how to deal with fake news, combining third-party fact-finding controllers and machine learning algorithms to find out stories before they get infected or do much damage.
"In this particular case, we could use the improved similarity discovery process we implemented to identify previous articles published on Facebook for several months," Woodford wrote. "It took too long before this work was done and we will develop a new technology that will capture this kind of story before it gets viral in the future."
After the midterm exam in 2018, Stopping and misinformation about proliferation will become more important than ever.