The hunt of fake news

by fn on February 7, 2018 - 11:49am

If you have a Facebook account, you probably saw one time an article using false information that could potentially influence your opinion on a subject. Well, an article post by the Anna Momigliano from the Washington Post on February 2 2017 is saying that Italy and Facebook as paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed to make sure that electors from that country could not be influenced by those articles who could lead to disinformation at nearly one month of the election. The way Facebook will proceed to eliminate the most fake news as possible is by tasking fact checkers to hunt down those fake news. This anti-hoax movement as started growing up last year after the United State election, where the number of fake news appearing on social media reach another level, bringing Facebook to began testing some anti-hoax tools. If the hunt of fake news is a great idea for some people, it is also considered by others as a promotion of censorship and could even turn useless because like Arturo Di Corinto, a writer for the Il Manifesto newspaper say, “even if people knows an article is fake, they’ll still believe it because its what they want to believe”. This article can be considered as a credible article because it has be posted by the Washington Post, which is an important newspaper company in the United States established since December 6 1877.

 

Comments

This article post was well summarized at the very basics which made it easy to understand. I haven't heard of this concept of hunting down fake news so it was interesting to learn something new. I was very pleased to read something short, yet information based so well done with that.
Although the post was quite simple to understand by the end, I had a hard time putting certain information together the first couple of times I read it. I was confused at some of the sentences and it's relation to your topic. For example; when you stated "Italy and Facebook has paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed", I was wondering what Italy had to with hunting fake news. I was confused by the broad term you used as "Italy". I believe a great way to avoid this confusion is to give some background information about Italy and the partnership from the beginning of your post. I have provided a link to an article that discusses other methods that Facebook is taking to counter fake news. shttps://www.recode.net/2017/4/14/15306220/facebook-fake-news-deleting-sp...

In addition, it would have been better if a link to your article was provided, even tough I was able to find it quite easily. Also, it would have solidified your post even further if a greater portion of research was done on Arturo Di Corinto and his quote, to really show the articles credibility.

Here is a link to Arturo Di Corinto's CV which discusses his background information such as his education and his specialties.
https://dicorinto.it/who-am-i/

Overall great job on this post.

The article is well summarized and easy to understand. The issue is really interesting and new to me because I had never heard about Italy pair up with Facebook to hunt and get rid of fake news. You did a good job at introducing the issue but sometimes I get confused about what you trying to mean when you saying "Italy and Facebook has paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed".
I think you can do better if you add a similar link to the issue that you mention and add the information about the author Arturo Di Corinto's, for example https://dicorinto.it/who-am-i/ to see if he reliable or not.
overall you did well.

The article is well summarized and easy to understand. The issue is really interesting and new to me because I had never heard about Italy pair up with Facebook to hunt and get rid of fake news. You did a good job at introducing the issue but sometimes I get confused about what you trying to mean when you saying "Italy and Facebook has paired up to ban the most fake news as possible from the Facebook feed".
I think you can do better if you add a similar link to the issue that you mention and add the information about the author Arturo Di Corinto's, for example https://dicorinto.it/who-am-i/ to see if he reliable or not.
overall you did well.

I loved that you used an article completely against fake news. I'm very interested in the article because it shows us what corporations and governments are doing to fight fake news. Additionally,while explaining how fake news affected the 2016 United States presidency elections, you clearly showed an example of how fake news can affect governments. I am very interested in the "teaming up" to fight fake news and the fact that huge corporations like Facebook are fighting fake news.
I also appreciated the description of the Washington post you gave to show us how the site can be credible. Your explanation of the credibility of the article and author is very well done, you are only missing the link of the article.
Finally, i believe the best way to improve your article would be to work on the spelling and grammar mistakes. Tere are many correcting sites like http://www.onlinecorrection.com that work very effectively!

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