Facebook fake news features will also be available in Germany

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Germany has taken a tough stance in the battle against fake news and now it’s about to become the first country outside of the U.S. to get Facebook’s new tools help combat the problem. 

It comes after German officials threatened to fine the social media platform for every fake story that populated the newsfeed as it goes against the country’s strict defamation laws.

The tools – including an option for users to flag fake news and third party fact-checking – are similar to the ones announced by Facebook in the U.S. in December. 

In a German-language statement, Facebook said German speaking users would have the option to flag potentially false stories by clicking on the top right corner of a post and label it as “fake news”.  Read more…

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