Because of Federal elections that are approaching in Germany, Facebook will start in test mode the system of identifying and marking fake news. An attempt to curb the spread of "fake news" and hoaxes on the site, began in the United States last month.
Now it is expanding to other countries. The choice of Germany is notable for the fact that the intelligence Agency of the country raised the alarm about the campaign of disinformation, including fraudulent stories intended "to influence Federal elections." Elections, expected to take place in September.
Tests marking company stresses the word "test" - includes outside help for fact-checking organizations. When a user sends a link which was marked as the news were fake warning sign will appear below the story that says that the information is disputed. These efforts focus on the "worst of the worst" fake stories, said Patrick Walker, head of media partnerships in Europe, Africa and the middle East, the recent discussions in London.
The test runs in Germany in a few weeks. Responding to a question about election time, a representative of Facebook said, "When we started this we wanted to expand the testing to other countries for a long time. We started negotiations with other global partners , as well as the willingness of the German partners allows us to begin testing in Germany. We expect that in the near future and catch up with other countries."
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