Monday, October 25, 2021

Facebook Groups Will Be Able to Assign “Experts” to Combat Misinformation

Facebook is taking another major step in its battle to combat misinformation, allowing groups to assign “experts.”

Misinformation has become one of the biggest challenges facing social media platforms. From elections to vaccines to current events, misinformation runs rampant on social media. Facebook, in particular, has faced accusations of not doing enough to combat it.

The company is adding a major new feature that will allow groups to appoint experts, according to CNET. The experts will have a badge next to their name, which will inform other users of their expertise.

Facebook hopes having experts in groups will help combat misinformation, providing a bit more accountability within groups, rather than them being a complete free-for-all.

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