Reuters – In a post on its Facebook page, Facebook said it will allow users to report content that violates its policies, including “fake news.”
According to Facebook, its news management team will also review reports on these types of content and, if they are not found to violate its policies or have been removed, will remove it from Facebook.
Facebook said that “fake content” can include “propaganda, hoaxes, slurs, threats, or harassment,” but did not give a definition.
The move comes after President Donald Trump and his aides have been accused of spreading fake news in his campaign for the presidency.
Facebook, however, has faced criticism for not doing enough to fight fake news on its platform.
In the past week, the social media giant has faced calls to ban some of the fake news that it hosts, and in recent days, a new anti-fake news ad campaign was unveiled by President Donald J. Trump’s campaign.
Trump has repeatedly denied spreading “fake” news, and said that his administration will not allow “fake media” to spread its messages.