Facebook has planned to partner with new agencies and journalists and be part of International Fact-checking networks like Poynter. Users will be able to dispute news items to have them reported.
Once the story has been flagged as a fake news item it can’t be promoted or made into an ad. The story will still be able to be shared.
According to Facebook they have found that a lot of fake news is financially motivated. Spammers make money by masquerading as well-known news organizations, and posting hoaxes that get people to visit to their sites, which are often mostly ads.
“We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves, so we’re approaching this problem carefully. ” stated Facebook on there blog.