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

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

Inquirer.netFacebook to operate fake news filter in time for German electionsInquirer.netFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

Daily SabahMerkel's government starts war on social media, censors 'fake news'Daily SabahRecently 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 ...and more »

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany - Reuters

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in GermanyReutersSheryl 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.and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsGerman Facebook Users Can Now Report 'Fake News' After Government PressureBreitbart NewsFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsFacebook to Begin 'Fake News' Filtering in Germany Prior to ElectionBreitbart NewsFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

MashableGermans will soon be able to flag fake news on FacebookMashableGermany 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 ...and more »

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

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

ForbesFacebook's Fake News Solution Has Three Big ProblemsForbesAfter 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 ...and more »

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

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

InvestopediaFacebook Aims to Tackle Fake News in Germany (FB)Investopediaannounced 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 ...and more »

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

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

CBS LocalFacebook.de Launches 'Fake News' Filter Ahead Of German ElectionsCBS LocalBERLIN (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 ...and more »

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

Germany to Trial Facebook 'Fake News' Vetting FeatureSputnik InternationalFacebook 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 ...and more »

Facebook launches fake news reporting tool in Germany - PCWorld;

Facebook launches fake news reporting tool in Germany - PCWorld

PCWorldFacebook launches fake news reporting tool in GermanyPCWorldFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

UPI.comFacebook to begin labeling fake news for German usersUPI.comFacebook 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.and more »

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

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

Telegraph.co.ukFacebook combating fake news in Germany ahead of electionTelegraph.co.ukFacebook 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 ...and more »

Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany - TechCrunch;

Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany - TechCrunch

TechCrunchFacebook takes its fake news fight to GermanyTechCrunchFacebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

Social Barrel (blog)Facebook launches fake news filter in GermanySocial 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 ...and more »

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

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

Guiding Tech (blog)Facebook's Fake News Monitoring in Germany Means the Issue is RealGuiding 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 ...and more »

Facebook Will Flag And Filter Fake News In Germany - Forbes;

Facebook Will Flag And Filter Fake News In Germany - Forbes

ForbesFacebook Will Flag And Filter Fake News In GermanyForbesIn 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 ...and more »

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

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

The indy100Facebook is trialling 'Fake News' software in GermanyThe indy100Facebook 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 ...and more »

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

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

BloombergIt's Merkel vs. Facebook as Germany Heads Into Election YearBloombergWhile 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 ...and more »

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

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

SiliconANGLE (blog)Facebook will crack down on fake news in Germany ahead of electionSiliconANGLE (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 ...and more »