Friday, April 21, 2017

Facebook to Tackle Fake News

It's a little too late, but it's a good idea anyway. Facebook is looking to hire a head of news products to combat fake news...

Facebook is talking to veterans of both the tech and media industries, according to multiple sources, but is having trouble finding someone with both the news and technology chops necessary to fill the role.

The position, which reports up into Fidji Simo, Facebook’s VP in charge of news and video, isn’t listed on the company’s website.

But sources say that whoever takes the job will help Facebook create news products for its media partners, like Instant Articles, as well as exploring ways to curb the spread of misinformation.