Slate’s Chrome Extension Helps Identify Fake News On Facebook

The politically divided, filter-bubbled United States has fake news fever, and the only prescription is…a cold dose of debunking on Facebook?

Fake news (an unwieldy term, but one that seems to have stuck) — dupes American readers on both sides of the political spectrum. And Facebook, the main vector for all these fake news ills, has suggested it’s working on products to tackle misinformation and hoaxes on its platform, including “better technical systems to detect” fake posts and labels for stories that have been flagged by the community (see Mark Zuckerberg’s post about the social network’s roadmap here).

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