Days ago, Facebook published several tips to help users in Brazil to identify the famous Fake News.
Even so, in the country, the fight against false news through Mark Zuckerberg's social network is still in its initial stages. The platform, in turn, announced a service that aims to reduce the spread of this type of material by up to 80%.
The platform, in partnership with "Aos Fatos" and "Agência Lupa", two national fact-checking agencies, will launch next week a program aimed at checking news.
Companies will be responsible for evaluating Fake News and its alleged veracity. Therefore, in the case of false news, in addition to the page administrators being warned and prohibited, their distribution in the News Feed will be reduced.
In cases where there is a recurrence of false publications, the pages will lose the ability to boost any type of post or even promote advertisements.
It is worth mentioning that we are in an election year, therefore, the dissemination of news becomes even greater.
Anyway, we still don't know the main reason why Facebook focused on Brazil, it could be precisely because rumors say that Fake News would have directly influenced the American elections in 2016, when Donald Trump was elected.
It is also early to know if the program proposed by Mark Zuckerberg will work in Brazil. The good news is that the social network seems to be really committed to containing the spread of this type of content.
And you, what do you think about the subject: Do you believe that the spread of false news in Brazil will decrease?