Facebook tests new way to combat fake news

Facebook is apparently testing an upcoming feature that could prevent page administrators from editing news headlines and descriptions or added images in order to discourage click-baiting tactics.

That means journalists and media companies won’t be able to put their ‘personalised spin’ on a news story.

It’s another attempt to combat fake news as well as alternative facts and follows continuing calls for the need to eradicate offensive content.

Overall, the addition will be good news for publishers and news outlets whose posts can no longer be tampered with if the addition goes live.

It appears though that Facebook wants to combat its fake news issue all alone. Shareholders in the company were snubbed on Thursday when they called for a report to be prepared on the problem.

The social media conglomerate rejected the necessity of such a report, maintaining it would not be beneficial to Facebook.