Facebook is losing the fight against the spread of fake news

Leaked photos showing how Obama practiced Islam in the White House! Trump’s legalization of bald-eagle hunting! … The president’s cancellation of Saturday Night Live!!!

What do they have in common?

They’re all fake news, they’ve all been debunked, and yet you can still find those “news” articles on Facebook.

We already know that since the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook and other social media platforms have been in hot water over fake news.

Now, thanks to a report from the Guardian, we also know that in spite of Facebook’s new fact-checking system; its partnering with third-party fact-checkers including Snopes, ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck and the Associated Press; and its new “disputed” tag, which is supposed to be slapped on to dodgy news stories but isn’t always, those fake stories are doing just fine, thank you very much.

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