Facebook To Take Action Against Users Repeatedly sharing Misinformation

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                                Fb Inc stated on Wednesday it will take "stronger" motion towards individuals who repeatedly share misinformation on the platform.
                
                    
                                    



FILE PHOTO: A Fb emblem is displayed on a smartphone on this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Picture
                
            

                REUTERS:     Fb Inc stated on Wednesday it will take "stronger" motion towards individuals who repeatedly share misinformation on the platform.

Fb will cut back the distribution of all posts in its information feed from a consumer account if it continuously shares content material that has been flagged as false by one of many firm's fact-checking companions, the social media big stated in a weblog submit. (https://bit.ly/3oQ6HWy)
    
It added that it was additionally launching methods to tell folks if they're interacting with content material that has been rated by a fact-checker.

False claims and conspiracies have proliferated on social media platforms, together with Fb and Twitter, in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Whether or not it is false or deceptive content material about COVID-19 and vaccines, local weather change, elections or different matters, we're ensuring fewer folks see misinformation on our apps," the corporate stated in an announcement.

Earlier this yr, Fb stated it took down 1.3 billion faux accounts between October and December, forward of an inspection by the U.S. Home Committee on Vitality and Commerce into how expertise platforms are tackling misinformation.
    

(Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Modifying by Amy Caren Daniel)

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