Facebook has said it is blocking more than 1,000 articles that the social network has deemed to be false or misleading, and the number has risen to more than 4,000, according to the social media giant’s blog.
In addition to the 1,100 articles blocked on Wednesday, Facebook is also banning 10 news organizations that Facebook says are “engaging in misleading or false stories” about the company.
“As we continue to evolve our tools and improve how we detect and remove false and misleading stories from the Internet, we are making it easier for publishers and other news organizations to report these false and false stories as soon as they are discovered,” a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider.
“We also work to protect our communities and share accurate and up-to-date information about the world around us.”
The social network says the new guidelines include a new tool that can be used to flag false news.
“The tools are a simple list of categories and tags that will highlight stories and topics that are potentially misleading or are false,” the spokesperson wrote.
“For example, we may flag stories that include a misleading title or description of a product, and include information that might be considered deceptive or misleading.”
We have created a new list of tags that can help you quickly and easily flag stories you find potentially misleading, or if you see one you think might be false, you can flag it to our team.
To do this, follow the instructions provided on Facebook’s Help Center or from within the Facebook News Feed, and follow the prompts. “
You can flag your posts using the new flag tool.
To do this, follow the instructions provided on Facebook’s Help Center or from within the Facebook News Feed, and follow the prompts.
When you’re done, you will see the new post marked as false, and you can now report the post to the Facebook team,” the statement said.
“Facebook will also automatically flag a story as fake if it’s not verified by the news organization and is not part of the news community that Facebook is focused on serving.”
The news organizations have until February 11 to submit their stories to Facebook, but the company said it will continue to make it easier to flag content, including new “scoops,” as it does for other platforms.
“This new flag system is an important step to ensure that our community is better informed, and it will help us quickly identify and flag stories and articles that may be false,” Facebook said in a statement.