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Chicago Tribune Says Facebook's 'Fake News' Filter Is Killing Its Traffic

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 abigfatzero    2,440

Chicago Tribune Says Facebook's 'Fake News' Filter Is Killing Its Traffic

Back in December we wrote about the efforts of Facebook to combat the spread of "fake news" over social media with the introduction of a filter intended to flag 'fake' content so that users wouldn't haven't to go through the hassle of critically analyzing information on their own.  As we noted at the time, it was a genius plan, except for one small issue:  who determines what is considered "fake news" and how exactly do they draw those conclusions?  From our prior post (see "Facebook Launches Campaign To Combat "Fake News""):

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Now, it seems as though the first confirmed victim of Facebook's 'fake news' crusade may be none other than the Chicago Tribune, a newspaper that undoubtedly considers itself a "legitimate news outlet."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-19/chicago-tribune-says-facebook-fake-news-filter-killing-its-traffic

 

Guess their new algorithm works better than they expected, it really does sniff out fake news outlets...........:gsbrnint:

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