Facebook will do more to tackle fake news, Mark Zuckerberg has said, and again denied it had in any way aided Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.
“Often takes longer than we’d like in order to confirm changes we make won’t introduce unintended side effects or bias” he said this work.
“He hoped to announce measures to tackle fake stories “soon” In a post on his Facebook profile Mr Zuckerberg said.
More than 99% of content on Facebook “is authentic” he said.
He added, “The hoaxes that do exist are not limited to one partisan view, or even to politics, Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes.”
“Changed the outcome of the election in one direction or the other” He said that made it extremely unlikely hoaxes.
Mr Zuckerberg continued: Our goal is to show people the content they will find most meaningful, and people want accurate news. That said, we don’t want any hoaxes on Facebook.
“We have made progress, and we will continue to work on this to improve further. We have already launched work enabling our community to flag hoaxes and fake news, and there is more we can do here.”
Creating what some describe as a “filter bubble” that reinforces a person’s view without injecting differences in opinion, The site’s News Feed is specifically designed to show users content it thinks will be of most interest.
After it was alleged its human moderators were favouring liberal stories appearing in people’s “trending stories” box, Earlier this year, Facebook was accused of being anti-Trump.
Instead relying solely on an algorithm to determine which stories were shown to be most popular, While denying that claim, the site did sack its human team.