Facebook has come under fire for the way it operates in the digital space, with reports of “fake news” and “spammy” ads that may be appearing on users’ news feeds.
The social media giant recently introduced a new system called “Editorial Stories,” which allow users to flag certain content to be taken down from their feeds.
While Facebook does not specify how often these articles are flagged, users can click on the “Flag” link and be taken to a screen listing the types of content that are flagged for removal.
As a result, users have been left in the dark about how frequently articles flagged for deletion are appearing on their news feeds, The Verge reports.
But the new system has created some confusion, with some users confused about what these “Editorials Stories” are, according to a blog post on Facebook by the company’s global editor-in-chief Mark Zuckerberg.
“As you may have guessed from the title, we’re not doing the Editorial Stories,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“We’re just allowing users to have an easier time finding the stories they want to see on Facebook.
If you want to flag a story as fake, you can click the flag icon at the top right corner of the story.
If it’s a spam story, click the “report” button next to the headline.
If the story is a political story, the “story flag” icon.”
As a side note, this is not the first time Facebook has been accused of allowing fake news on the platform.
Back in May, The New York Times reported that Facebook had allowed “fake accounts” to post fake news in its News Feeds.
In response to the Times story, Zuckerberg said that Facebook has a zero-tolerance policy for fake news, and that it “will continue to remove content from our News Feed that is clearly fake, misleading, or otherwise unacceptable to Facebook’s users and partners.”
“When content is flagged as fake or misleading, we take swift action and take action quickly,” Zuckerberg added.
“Facebook’s policy for this is clear: If you see something in the News Feed you think is fake, we will take immediate action to take that content down.
We are doing this to help people understand how to better manage the information they are sharing on our platform.
This includes flagging stories as fake and misleading.”
The company has also been accused by users of allowing spam and other content that appears to be fake to appear in their News Feed.
This week, a user named “Rolando” shared a photo of an article from a French news site claiming that President Donald Trump had been hospitalized.
The photo, which appears to have been shared by a Facebook employee, shows a message that reads, “President Trump hospitalized after a suspected case of pneumonia.”
In the article, the article claims that the president was hospitalized after he was admitted to the hospital due to a blood clot, which is false.
In a post on the French site, Rolando said that he has received more than 300 “fake stories” and that he had seen one fake article in the news feed that he thought was “false.”
“I thought it was a hoax, but after I clicked on it, it came up on my News Feed, which I then shared on Facebook,” he said.
“After this story was shared, I was taken to the editor and we removed it.”
According to Rolando, Facebook did not remove the story until he complained.
“I have not been able to reach Facebook officials, but I have been in contact with a Facebook spokesperson,” he told the French newspaper.
“They are very polite and explain that the content was removed as soon as I complained.
I have not had the chance to speak with them about the removal.
It is important to understand that these kinds of actions are taken by the news publishers to correct errors in the content they publish.
They do not mean to deceive, and Facebook does take action against fake news.”
The French site also reported that a Facebook engineer who is a “paid employee” of the company also deleted the story as soon it was posted.
The article was then shared widely on Facebook, causing further confusion among Facebook users.