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.
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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