Facebook to operate fake news filter in time for German elections - Inquirer.net

Facebook announced that it will no longer tolerate the spread of fake news and hoaxes on its platform. File photo. The 2016 United States presidential elections saw the emergence of Donald Trump as the country's new head of state. However, that ...

Merkel's government starts war on social media, censors 'fake news' - Daily Sabah

Recently in Germany, a democratic nation that often takes pride in its social freedoms, the Merkel's coalition government decided to censor what corporate censorship bureaus will consider to be "fake news." The action seems to be widely supported ...

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany - Reuters

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, delivers a speech during a visit in Paris, France, January 17, 2017, at a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F site as the company tries to head off tougher regulation by Germany.

German Facebook Users Can Now Report 'Fake News' After Government Pressure - Breitbart News

Facebook has launched new features in Germany to counter so-called “fake news” after authorities claimed such stories could help populists in this year's elections and threatened to sue the social media firm. The measures include “disrupting financial ...

Facebook to Begin 'Fake News' Filtering in Germany Prior to Election - Breitbart News

Facebook will soon begin to roll out their “fake news” filter in Germany according to a report in the Financial Times. The Financial Times reports that following Angela Merkel's worries about fake news and misinformation prior to the upcoming German ...

Germans will soon be able to flag fake news on Facebook - Mashable

Germany has taken a tough stance in the battle against fake news and now it's about to become the first country outside of the U.S. to get Facebook's new tools help combat the problem. It comes after German officials threatened to fine the social media ...

Facebook's Fake News Solution Has Three Big Problems - Forbes

After dragging its heels, deflecting blame and receiving threats of huge fines, Facebook has suddenly found a comprehensive solution for tackling fake news. The new protocol, which will be rolled out in Germany first, is simple; new tools for users ...

Facebook Aims to Tackle Fake News in Germany (FB) - Investopedia

announced on Sunday that a new filtering tool set to start in Germany will allow users to flag news stories as fake, and the social media giant will subsequently label the stories as "disputed." Facebook hopes that the new feature, which will ...

Facebook.de Launches 'Fake News' Filter Ahead Of German Elections - CBS Local

BERLIN (CBS SF) — Germany is not taking any chances their elections will be altered by so-called “fake news” on Facebook. The Palo-Alto based social media giant is launching a fake news filter ahead of elections there. German users will be able to ...

Germany to Trial Facebook 'Fake News' Vetting Feature - Sputnik International

Facebook will trial a fake news filtering system for German users of the site, allowing individuals to fact-check and report stories they suspect to be untrue. As of February, German Facebook users will be able to flag any story that appears in their ...

Facebook launches fake news reporting tool in Germany - PCWorld

Facebook plans to deploy a tool to deal with fake news in Germany in the coming weeks, after announcing tests of the tool last month. The move comes after reports that some German politicians wanted to impose fines of thousands of euros for each fake ...

Facebook to begin labeling fake news for German users - UPI.com

Facebook plans to attach warning labels to fake stories seen by German users of the website. File Photo by Jayson Photography/Shutterstock. MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Facebook is planning to flag fake news for German users before their election.

Facebook combating fake news in Germany ahead of election - Telegraph.co.uk

Facebook is introducing new tools to help stem the spread of fake news stories online ahead of Germany's federal elections later this year. The decision to add a fact-check button for users of the social network in Germany comes amid fears that ...

Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany - TechCrunch

Facebook is expanding its trial of measures to combat fake news beyond the U.S. for the first time — and will shortly be rolling out the updates in Germany. In a blog post yesterday the company said it will be introducing the updates to the market “in ...

Facebook launches fake news filter in Germany - Social Barrel (blog)

According to the Financial Times, Facebook is rolling out its fake news filter in Germany; in time for the country's federal elections due to hold later in 2017. Lawmakers in Germany are constantly worried by the threats posed by fake news especially ...

Facebook's Fake News Monitoring in Germany Means the Issue is Real - Guiding Tech (blog)

Facebook had been subject to criticism regarding the role it played in US elections recently, though it denied having played any role in the current President-elect's successful campaign, but now is all set to test its fake news tool in Germany before ...

Facebook Will Flag And Filter Fake News In Germany - Forbes

In an effort to minimize the effect of false rumors on the social and political debate, Facebook will soon begin to test out a fake news filtering tool in Germany, just in time for the federal elections, which are scheduled to take place in the next ...

Facebook is trialling 'Fake News' software in Germany - The indy100

Facebook has announced new tools to be introduced in Germany to combat news stories that are untrue or have been fabricated entirely. The trial among German users of the world's largest social network will allow them to flag false stories, which will ...

It's Merkel vs. Facebook as Germany Heads Into Election Year - Bloomberg

While celebrating the 2013 election victory that gave her a third term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel reached over a colleague's shoulder and removed a German flag from his hand. A video of that small gesture, meant to declutter an image she knew ...

Facebook will crack down on fake news in Germany ahead of election - SiliconANGLE (blog)

Facebook Inc. said Sunday that it will filter fake news stories in Germany in coming weeks, following reports that some politicians in Germany are worried about the influence alleged disinformation might have on the upcoming elections. German ...