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    Facebook Launches Fake News Reporting Feature

    Now you can like it, dislike it … or expose it. Facebook’s latest trick for battling faux stories quietly rolled out over the weekend: A tool that lets users flag articles they suspect to be fake. Third-party fact-checking organizations like Snopes and PolitiFact will scrutinize flagged stories — and, if necessary, mark them “disputed.” Facebook’s strategy against fake news — in its original meaning of false information, as opposed to President Trump’s term for news he disagrees with — is much-anticipated, though some believe it’s too little, too late.

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