Facebook to Begin Warning Users of Fake News Before German Election

The effort, an attempt to curb the spread of “fake news” and hoaxes on the site, started in the United States last month.

Now it is expanding to other countries. The choice of Germany is notable because the country’s own intelligence agency has raised alarms about a disinformation campaign, including fraudulent stories, intended “to influence the federal election.”

The election is expected to be held in September.

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