Monday, February 20, 2017

Study Explains Why Facebook Needs To Work Faster To Stop The Flow Of Fake News

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published his manifesto outlining the company’s ongoing commitment to filter out false news and hoaxes without undermining free speech, the findings from a new study by market research and consultancy firm Parks & Associates suggest that he needs to put this manifesto into action, as quickly as possible.

According to the “360 View: Digital Media & Connected Consumers” study, 29 percent of United States broadband households now get the majority of their news via social media platforms.

“The next generation is embracing online media,” said Glenn Hower, senior analyst at Parks Associates. “Younger consumers, many of whom are passionate about social issues, can find and spread information like wildfire through social media. This is a real problem when inaccurate or unverified reports slip through social media algorithms.”

From the article "Study Explains Why Facebook Needs To Work Faster To Stop The Flow Of Fake News" by http://technology.inquirer.net

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