Facebook taking stance against fake news stories

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MENLO PARK, CA – Facebook is taking steps to prevent fake news stories from being shared on the social media site.

The move came after criticism that fake news may have affected the outcome of the presidential election.

CEO, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is working to better detect fake news and to raise red flags about questionable stories.

He also says the company wants to make it easier to report fake news.

Fact-checking organizations could be involved in the project as well.

The announcement is a 180-degree turn for Zuckerberg, who initially called it a “crazy idea” that fake news may have influenced the election.

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