Facebook continues to get more serious about the news.
The social network has helped launch a $14 million program called the “News Integrity Initiative” in the hopes of figuring out how to make people stop reading and spreading the latest conspiracy about Hillary Clinton’s child trafficking/pizza franchise operation.
Facebook along with a long list of other partners (Mozilla, Craiglist founder Craig Newmark, the Knight Foundation, the Tow Foundation, City University of New York (CUNY), among others) are working together on the project. It’s the latest step in the social network’s post-election campaign that is beginning to look like a major turning point for how Mark Zuckerberg sees Facebook’s involvement in the news. Read more…