Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has often met secretly with U.S. President Obama at the White House and elsewhere. The corporation–which monitors millions of users–has now launched an operation to regulate its content for “fake news.”
“Fake news” is a government-generated meme currently circulating widely in mainstream (i.e., government supporting) news media.
The government and its trusters and acolytes have suggested that news critical of government declarations, statements or decrees is “fake news.”
Now Facebook will monitor and label “news.”
“A company spokesperson told Business Insider that the social network will also use other signals, like algorithms that detect whether a story that appears fake is going viral” and then “bury it in peoples’ feeds.”