Fake news was all over Facebook during the 2016 presidential election, earning Facebook and the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, many critics. Senior executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter have had to attend congressional hearings in recent weeks as lawmakers investigate just how much disinformation Russia spread during the election.
And in an effort to halt the tides of fake news, Facebook has released a new tool called "Trust Indicators." The tool as created with help from the Trust Project, a group of news companies.
Though the chances are, you haven't actually noticed the feature. You have to press the tiny 'i' icon next to articles on your feed to get to it. You'll be redirected to a page about the publisher, including their ethics policy, corrections policy, fact-checking policy, ownership structure, and masthead.