Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya

Facebook takes action against fake news in Kenya

With the recent spate of fake news reports circulating on social media in Kenya, Facebook has today rolled out an educational tool to help people spot fake news on the platform.

When people click on the tool at the top of their News Feed, they will see more information and resource in the Facebook Help Center, including tips such as checking the web address, investigating the source and looking for other reports on the topic.

The tool will be available from today for a few days – in Swahili and English – and be shown to the 7 million people who use Facebook on a monthly basis in Kenya. Additionally, together with Whats App, Facebook is placing educational notices in some of Kenya’s national newspapers and radio stations with ten tips on how to spot false news.

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