Sand­berg: False sto­ries on Facebook didn’t sway elec­tion

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

NEW YORK: Facebook ex­ec­u­tive Sh­eryl Sand­berg says she doesn’t think mis­in­for­ma­tion spread on the so­cial me­dia plat­form swayed the elec­tion in fa­vor of Pres­i­dent-elect Donald Trump.

But she said Thurs­day dur­ing an in­ter­view on NBC’s “To­day” show that the com­pany is look­ing at ways to la­bel fake news and “do­ing the things we can do to make it clearer what’s a hoax on Facebook.”

Sand­berg says Facebook takes mis­in­for­ma­tion se­ri­ously, “but there’s a lot more work to do.”

The com­ments come af­ter Facebook CEO Mark Zucker­berg out­lined steps the Menlo Park, Cal­i­for­ni­abased com­pany is tak­ing to ad­dress the is­sue. Those steps in­cluded cre­at­ing stronger de­tec­tion of fake news sto­ries and mak­ing it eas­ier to re­port them.—AP

WASH­ING­TON: In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Facebook Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Sh­eryl Sand­berg speaks at the Amer­i­can En­ter­prise In­sti­tute.—AP

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