For the past few years, fake news has become a major headache for popular social media companies.
Many countries, including India are insisting the social network companies to control fake news.
The companies, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube, have introduced various new features to control fake messages.
In the meantime, the Facebook administration plans to set up an alliance with digital journalists and news agencies.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, met with CEO of Axel Springer Mathias Dopfner, Europe’s largest news publisher.
“I do not know how many fake accounts are on Facebook.
But there is a huge number. Some claim that there are about 70 crore fake accounts.
Facebook planning to employ thousands of journalists, web registrars, and digital bloggers to control the fake news.
We are going to use journalist to counter the fake news on Facebook. We want to make sure people get good quality news.” say Mark Zuckerberg