Facebook Will Now Censor ‘Fake News’

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Facebook is mounting an effort to censor “fake news” and hoaxes on its newsfeed in an effort to help mitigate the spread of misinformation across the internet, the company announced Thursday.

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Anyone who spends time on social media will have encountered one of those posts in which the writer uses a life cycle event to expound on how wonderful his family and, by extension, he is. The occasion of a spouse’s birthday, or of the birth of a child, triggers an outpouring of sentimental and bathetic pap meant to demonstrate the depth of feeling, the trueness of heart, the purity of intention, the nobility of status possessed by the writer.