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Twitter, Facebook join forces to rid web of fake news

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Twitter, Facebook join forces to rid web of fake news
The pair of social media giants Twitter and Facebook have both joined more than 30 other news outlets and tech firms – the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN among them – to deal more effectively with the proliferation of bogus news, and on a wider scale to improve the overall quality of information found on the web.

In case you hadn’t noticed, fake news is a growing problem for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, a reality that’s prompted the two companies to work with others to tackle the issue.

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The move comes as social media sites play an increasing role in news dissemination via partnerships with traditional media organizations that in turn have to led to more and more web users hitting the sites for their news fix.

Set up by Google-backed FirstDraft, the newly formed network will work together to create a voluntary code of practice and also launch a collaborative verification system for journalists and social media companies to ensure the integrity of news reports.

 

 
 
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