Year: 2017


Replacing Disputed Flags With Related Articles

We’re announcing two changes which we believe will help in our fight against false news: Replacing Disputed Flags with Related Articles, and a new initiative to better understand how people decide whether information is accurate or not.

Should I Be Afraid of Face Recognition Technology?

The words “face recognition” can make some people feel uneasy, conjuring dystopian scenes from science fiction. Can someone use it to identify strangers on the street? Are institutions gathering mass databases of images that can be used to invade someone’s privacy or rights?

Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook

“LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to take advantage of our News Feed algorithm by boosting engagement to get greater reach.

Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us?

With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us. Do people connect in meaningful ways online? Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?

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