Brief summary of the article:
news feed is enhancing the browsing experience in the world of social media to
be highly selective with the posts of friends, family and interests taking
precedence 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
validity 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 enhance the experience of users news feed with
trusted content so that the time spent on Facebook is meaningful.
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.