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01.31.17
Facebook tweaks the feed to bury fake news and clickbait
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Facebook tweaks the feed to bury fake news and clickbait

The company trained its algorithms to recognize sketchy content and rank it lower than more legitimate posts.

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11.19.16
Recommended Reading: Fake news writer takes blame for Trump's win
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Recommended Reading: Fake news writer takes blame for Trump's win

The best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.

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11.14.16
Facebook didn't stop fake news because it's afraid of conservatives
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Facebook didn't stop fake news because it's afraid of conservatives

Update to the social network would have disproportionately removed right wing-appealing stories.

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11.13.16
Mark Zuckerberg: over 99 percent of Facebook content is authentic
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Mark Zuckerberg: over 99 percent of Facebook content is authentic

At the same time, a leak shows that leadership questioned Facebook's influence on the election.

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05.13.16
Alien sex tapes, robot rape and the evolution of consent
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Alien sex tapes, robot rape and the evolution of consent

Yacht’s 'sex tape' was more than a tasteless PR stunt.

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03.20.15
Suicide hoax lands Facebook user in psychiatric institution
03.20.15

Suicide hoax lands Facebook user in psychiatric institution

A user from California recently put Facebook's suicide prevention feature to test. According to a...

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01.20.15
Facebook is clamping down on the number of hoaxes in your News Feed
01.20.15

Facebook is clamping down on the number of hoaxes in your News Feed

Sure, I've clicked on a link from Facebook only to discover it was a hoax. Don't judge me. In an e...

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