Facebook is asking users to identify ‘misleading’ stories



Mark Zuckerberg may insist that Facebook doesn’t have a serious fake news problem, but his company is apparently taking steps to identify misleading stories. 

Some Facebook users tweeted Monday that they received surveys from the site asking them to identify whether certain headlines are misleading. 

Chris Krewson, the editor of Philadelphia news outlet Billy Penn, noticed the query under a Philadelphia Inquirer article. It asked him to identify to what extent the link’s title uses “misleading language,” with options ranging from “not at all” to “completely.”

Facebook is asking whether this @PhillyInquirer headline is fake? pic.twitter.com/cCUpwtvQlS

— Chris Krewson (@ckrewson) December 5, 2016 Read more…

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Young Chinese Aussies report highest levels of discrimination, survey finds



Racism is still pervasive in Australian society, but it’s alarming how many young people say they’re on the receiving end of it.

Chinese Australians report the highest levels of discrimination due to their race and cultural background, according to Mission Australia’s 2016 Youth Survey

The survey of teenagers, commissioned by the charity, covers 22,000 respondents between the ages of 15 to 19 years of age. 

It found 88.7 percent of Mandarin speakers reported discrimination, followed by speakers of Cantonese (80.6%) and Filipino/Tagalog (80.4%).

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