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Facebook promises new fake news measures

Facebook is to step up its efforts to fight fake news by sending more suspected hoax stories to fact-checkers and publishing their findings online.

However, she said that while AI was "a good tool, it is also a blunt one".

Mr Felle said if the firm really wanted to stop fake news, it needed to back the news industry in a better way.

"If Facebook wants to help journalism it needs to put its hand in its pocket and support quality, trusted news organisations to better reach audiences, and advertisers."

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