- Re/code, Monday, March 6, 2017 9 AM
Facebook has been putting "disputed" tags on fake news. For example, a made-up story by The Seattle Tribune that Donald Trump's mobile device was source of White House leaks. The problem? The
Seattle Tribune is not a real newspaper
-- it's a satirical Web site! The "disputed" tag, rather than an outright dismissal of the story, illustrates how softly the social network is
dealing with the subject.
How does Facebook arrive at its conclusions? Either a Facebook user flags a story or the company's software catches something off. Then it's sent to organizations that
have offered to fact-check, such as Snopes or Politifacts, to determine truth or falsehood.
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