Facebook ‘Disputed News’ Tag Goes Live

Facebook ‘disputed news’ tag goes live in biggest move yet to target ‘fake news.’

Source: Facebook ‘Disputed News’ Tag Goes Live

There’s no indication yet whether the ‘Disputed’ designation will have a direct impact on how a story is handled by Facebook’s ranking algorithms. At least in theory, users should be less likely to share stories with the tag, reducing their spread—though as Recode points out, the flagging process itself can take several days, giving plenty of time for a story to make the rounds.

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