CNBC: Facebook is taking a page out of Google’s playbook to stop fake news from going viral

CNBC: Facebook is taking a page out of Google’s playbook to stop fake news from going viral. “The social media company said it will use a new approach called Click-Gap to reduce the amount of low-quality content, such as fake news, that users see on News Feed. For this, Facebook is crawling and indexing the entire internet to identify and web sites that receive a disproportionate amount of their traffic from the social network. Then, it will lower the prominence of posts from these sites.”

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