Facebook Launches Effort to Take Down Fake News

Facebook is launching its first-ever effort to stamp out fake news. 

The social media company says it's working with fact-check groups to identify fake stories and will warn users if the story they plan to read or share could be fake. Business Insider reports Facebook is partnering with a list of media organizations that includes Snopes and ABC News -- part of an international fact-checking network, which is led by Poynter, a journalism school in St.Petersburg, Florida.


Business Insider also reports Facebook will use algorithms to find potentially fake news stories. Flagged stories will be pushed down further in people's news feeds.