Brief summary of the article:
is enhancing its news feed and the browsing experience in the social media
world to be very selective with the posts of family, friends and interests
taking priority rather than news posted by other brands or pages. It also focuses
on filtering the news that is being posted from a trusted origin selected by
the users. Due to the increasing number of posts and news that are spread
without legitimacy and relevance. As the origins of the news cannot be trusted,
Facebook reached out to ask help from its users about the sources which they
trust in the form of a survey. Facebook is one
of the most widely used social media in spreading of genuine or fake news today.
The survey’s intention is not to expose or punish the organization/individual
who posts fake news but to filter the news feed according to the user interests
from trusted sources. Mark’s aim is to improve and increase the experience of
users news feed with trusted content so that the time spent on Facebook is
A clear explanation of the ethical,
legal, or social issue this article addresses:
main concern for most people is being able to determine organizations which are
trustworthy. In order to deal with this problem, Facebook plans to make use of
polls posted on company’s blog. The founder of Facebook, Zuckerberg believes
that preventing malicious news before it reaches audience is the way to go. His
concerns stem from the fact that Facebook was made to be a propaganda machine
during the US elections where in malicious news was clicked, liked and shared.
Also, the fact that publishers are using sensational click-bait headlines to
spread malicious news has raised questions on the ethical and social nature of
the social networking platform.
My opinion on this issue based on this
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg believes that improving news feed and
posts will make authentic information reach every user. The user gets an option
to take in information which is of relevance rather than being dumped with
entire feed. Also, by attempting to allow its users to validate authentic
information from malicious ones, balance is attained on quality of news feed
and ultimately there will be more of news from trusted sources.