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Facebook to Roll Out Fake News Tools in Germany

Last edited 16th January 2017

Facebook to Roll Out Fake News Tools in Germany

Facebook is introducing new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories.

The world's largest social network said it would enable German users to flag potentially false stories.

The stories will then be passed to third-party fact-checkers and if found to be unreliable, will be marked in users' news feeds as "disputed".

It is the first major rollout of the fake news features announced by Facebook in December.


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