Facebook Takes Fake News Fight to Germany

Facebook is extending its efforts to combat fake news to Germany.

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Facebook is extending its efforts to combat fake news to Germany.

The social network announced in December that it was turning to third-party fact-checking organizations to help combat fake news and hoaxes, as well as making it easier for users to report fake news and flag questionable posts.

Speculation that fake news on Facebook affected the recent U.S. presidential election and a federal election due in Germany later this year may have led to this move by Facebook.

Manager of journalism partnerships Áine Kerr announced in a Facebook Media blog post:

Last month we announced some tests to address the issue of fake news on Facebook.

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