New extensions identify fake Facebook news
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Controversy continues over Facebook’s responsibilities regarding vetting or verifying news sources and posts. Quick fixes are now available. Two new Chrome extensions tag Facebook posts according to the content and source trustworthiness. fIB, developed over the course of a Princeton University hackathon, is an algorithm that tags links in posts as either verified or not verified. B.S. Detector flags most of the well-known hoax sites when they appear as a news source. fIB is open source, and if a post is tagged as not verified, the algorithm will lead readers to a more credible version of the story, if available.…
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