Facebook Wants Users to Ask Themselves 3 Questions to Help Stamp Out Fake News

The social network teamed up with some of its third-party fact-checking partners on the initiative

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Facebook teamed up with some of its third-party fact-checking partners on “Three Questions to Help Stamp Out False News,” a campaign that kicked off last week, aimed at helping users make informed decisions on content they see.

The campaign is running on Facebook in countries across Africa, the European Union and the Middle East, as well as Turkey and the U.K., and it links to a dedicated website

The three questions are:

  1. Where’s it from? If there’s no source, search for one.
  2. What’s missing? Get the whole story, not just the headline.
  3. How does it make you feel? People who make false news try to manipulate feelings.
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Public policy manager Meg Chang said in a blog post, “To assess the effectiveness of these campaigns in helping people better understand what to trust, we’ll follow this campaign with surveys to ask what people have learned. This information will help us create more of these media literacy initiatives in the future.”


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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