Facebook will also start flagging disputed stories from those fact-checkers. You'll still be able to read and share the link, but each one will be labeled so you and your friends know exactly what you're getting into. They will also appear lower in the News Feed. So, who's doing the checking? Facebook is working with Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) to determine if a story is real or not. That group includes Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact and ABC News.
The company also says it noticed when people read a story past the headline, it makes them less likely to share it. Facebook plans to use this behavior to determine if what appears in the News Feed may be misleading in some way. Finally, as previously reported, the company will also cut off the financial incentives for spammers posting fake news and grabbing a share of ad revenue. Sure, this is just a start, but Facebook says it will continue to combat the problem to improve "the quality of our service."