Facebook's Latest Bright Idea to Fight Hoaxes Was to Promote Comments That Said 'Fake'

Facebook wants you to know that it is committed to stopping the spread of internet hoaxes. But it requires some mental gymnastics to understand how signal-boosting comments with the word ‚Äúfake‚ÄĚ in them would help fight misinformation. In a recent test, however, that‚Äôs exactly what the social network did.