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Facebook News? No thanks

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24.08.2019

OPINION: Facebook has said that it will be using human curators for News Tab, a new section of the Facebook app dedicated to news aggregation.

It represents a clear attempt from the social network to repair the damage its algorithms and fake news has done to its reputation.

But should we trust it? Let's see.

The first question we need to ask ourselves is, do we trust Facebook to deliver us impartial and fact-checked news?

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Unfortunately for Facebook, the answer to that question is a solid "no".

That's mainly because of two things; short-sighted algorithms and being too willing to accept post-promoting dollars from questionable sources.

Launching a human-curated "News Tab" should solve the fake news problem instantly, providing the right journalists and........

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