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Facebook rolls out fake-news filtering service to Germany - Financial Times

Germany is to become the first country outside the US to benefit from Facebook's crackdown on fake news as the social media group tries to control the proliferation of media hoaxes ahead of elections in the country this year. The world's largest social ...and more »

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany - BBC News

Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories. The world's largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories. The stories will then be passed to third-party ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany - KRIS Corpus Christi News

BERLIN (AP) - Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election. The social network said Sunday the investigative media group Correctiv will be its first outside ...and more »

Facebook rolls out fake news filter in Germany - The Verge

Facebook will begin rolling out its fake news filter in Germany, the Financial Times reports, where lawmakers have expressed growing concern over the spread of fabricated news stories and Russian interference ahead of national elections later this year.and more »

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 ...and more »

Facebook to begin warning users of fake news before German election - CNNMoney

With a federal election looming in Germany, Facebook is beginning to attach warning labels to made-up stories seen by German users of the web site. The effort, an attempt to curb the spread of "fake news" and hoaxes on the site, started in the United ...and more »

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 ...and more »

Fact-checkers aren't sure Facebook's campaign against fake news is working - Digital Trends

At the beginning of 2017, Facebook began rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. Faced with two lawsuits in the country, the social network's decision to clean up its bogus content outside of the U.S. came as little surprise.and more »

After Government Threatens Fines, Facebook Will Test Out Fake News Filtering in Germany - Gizmodo

In December, German lawmakers announced plans to introduce a bill that would fine Facebook 500,000 euros (or about $535,000) for not removing fake news posts within 24 hours. On Sunday, the Financial Times reported that the company will be testing its ...and more »