Facebook’s Struggle With Clickbait, Fake News Raises Questions

In a fight to reduce the amount of clickbait and fake news stories, Facebook Inc. officials considered a number of projects this summer to combat such content. Now, Facebook is accused of scrapping an update to its News Feed that would have identified fake news stories, because executives worried about conservative backlash, according to an article published Monday by Gizmodo. Facebook says the article is false. “The article’s allegation is not true,” a Facebook spokesman said in an emailed statement to Morning Consult. “We did not build and withhold any News Feed changes based on their potential impact on any one political party. We always work to make News Feed more meaningful and informative, and that includes examining the quality and accuracy of items shared, such as clickbait, spam and hoaxes.” A separate program targeting clickbait…

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