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After claiming fake news didn't sway the election, Zuckerberg said Facebook will fight it


Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want "any hoaxes on Facebook."

Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99% of what people see is authentic. Only a very small amount is fake news and hoaxes.
Mark Zuckerberg

But on Thursday, the Facebook CEO said the idea that fake news going viral on his social network influenced the election was "pretty crazy."

Late Saturday night, he clarified his stance, saying that Facebook was largely full of authentic content.

Anti-hoax tools are coming

He also said Facebook had started working on creating tools to flag hoaxes.

Zuckerberg also said eliminating hoaxes was tricky since, in his words, "Identifying 'truth' is complicated." He said many stories were mostly correct but missed some details, and many stories flagged as hoaxes actually just disagreed with the user's opinion.

But some users pointed out some irony in Zuckerberg's "99 percent accurate" claim.

Also worth noting: He didn't offer specifics or sources on that statistic.

Should Facebook do more to fight fake news and hoaxes?

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