Facebook's Latest Solution To Fake News? More Machines, Baby

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A post written by a third-party fact checker critiquing the original story might also be included.

"This includes helping people have conversations about the news and giving people more ways to see a more complete picture of a story or topic".

The move is the latest by Facebook to help curb the spread of fake or inaccurate news across the two-billion member social network.

The feature will launch in the United States, Germany, France and the Netherlands beginning on Thursday.

The company said it has created a software algorithm to point out possible suspicious stories and direct them to third-party fact checkers.

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Facebook said this section assists users to "determine whether the news they are reading is misleading or false". "The fact checkers can give the signal of whether a story is true or false".

Facebook has been stung by criticism that its laissez faire approach to the issue contributed to the rise of Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S. presidential election but it has now become an worldwide issue with government's such as Germany now fearing undue political interference from unfriendly states such as Russian Federation.

"People want more context to make informed decisions about what they read and share".

Now Facebook has revealed it is expanding the feature to a wider audience, as well as applying "updated machine learning" to detect what it called "potential hoaxes".

Facebook began rolling out a new initiative to show up fake news that automatically serves up related articles and links from reliable sources for potentially hoaxed stories.

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