New York Times: At Facebook, Hand-Wringing Over a Fix for Fake Content

New York Times: At Facebook, Hand-Wringing Over a Fix for Fake Content. “Since Facebook disclosed the existence of those ads and posts with Russian ties last month, the company has attempted to tamp down fears it abetted interference in the election. It has also added rules meant to improve disclosures of political advertising in an attempt to show users exactly who is behind the ads they saw run through their newsfeeds. And on Friday, the company began a test of new features designed to give users a better understanding of the people and organizations buying advertising on Facebook. That included providing users with a searchable database of ads being served to them. But misleading ads were often a small component of the misinformation campaign.”