Facebook is asking its users to decide how trustworthy news outlets are — and its survey is only two questions long.
The social network has been repeatedly criticised over the spread of misinformation and hoaxes.
Facebook argues it will look at how news sources are viewed across different demographics — but it’s not clear if “trustworthiness” is the best way to rank them.
We’ve got our first look at the survey Facebook is going to use to assess how trustworthy news outlets are — and it’s only two questions long.
After months of criticism over its role in the spread of misinformation and fake news, Facebook is making sweeping changes to its News Feed. The social network announced last week that rather than judging the reliability of news sources itself, it is going to ask users to assess their trustworthiness for themselves via surveys and then promote or demote the websites in the News Feed algorithm accordingly.
BuzzFeed News has now got its hands on the survey — and on the face of it, there’s not much to it.
First, it asks: “Do you recognize the following websites,” and gives only two options in response: “yes” or “no.”
It then follows up with “How …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology