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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Hires New Executive Roles To Combat Fake News

Travelers Today       By    Lady Mae E.

Updated: Dec 14, 2016 02:57 AM EST

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Recently, Facebook has been criticized for allowing unreal stories, specifically news related to the US election supporting Donald Trump, to populate the site. Some people even said the social media's wide reach have influenced some voters in choosing Mr. Trump for president, something the Facebook founder has strongly denied. Mr. Zuckerberg said the firm would take steps to resolve the issue of fake news circulating the social media.

According to Mirror, the company said the new executive role will involve liaising with active news organizations on Facebook. The new job post from social media giant's career site says it's seeking an experienced news executive who can lead Global News Partnerships, and who will serve as the leading representative of Facebook with news organizations around the globe.

Zuckerberg said in a statement that the News Partnerships team's goal is to help journalists and publishers understand how to reach and engage with their audiences, as well as to innovate with new technologies. Facebook has not yet commented further on the new job posted, but Zuckerberg said amidst fake news criticism that while they will do everything to tackle it, 99 percent of what people see on the social media site is authentic and that Facebook is extremely cautious about becoming arbiters of truth.

Not only Facebook, but other social media sites also experience this kind of problem. In order to address it, other major news distribution platforms also hired similar public-facing leaders and teams. Snap hired formerly CNN political reporter Peter Hamby to serve as its news head, Twitter has Peter Greenberger as the global director of news, and Google hired Richard Gingras as vice president of news, Mashable reported.

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