The Facts of Life: Facebook wants to know

From 538 Significant Digits, with characteristic and appropriate sarcasm:

2 questions

Facebook will begin asking its users whether they recognize and trust news sources — a two-question survey that will then be fed back into a complicated algorithm to favor and disfavor links from publications in Facebook’s news feed. Hopefully this isn’t a hare-brained, poorly thought out or potentially destructive process. Hopefully hyper-partisan trolls don’t have the ability to commandeer internet surveys to sabotage perceived rivals. [BuzzFeed]

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