False news is a money maker for spammers and a weapon of state actors and agitators around the world. This has introduced important questions for society and new responsibilities for companies like Facebook.
Misinformation is bad for our community and bad for our business. It’s why we’re investing significant time and resources to fight it. As I explained in my last post, there are three main ways we’re doing this:
- Removing accounts and content that violate our policies
- Reducing the distribution of false news and the financial incentives to create it
- Informing people by giving them more context on the stories they see