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Rupert Murdoch's Solution to Facebook's Fake News Problem: Pay the Publishers

Days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new strategy to determine which news outlets can be trusted, Rupert Murdoch proposed another way to solve the fake new problem that has been bugging the social media platform. Murdoch, executive chairman of publishing empire News Corporation, proposed that social media platforms pay publishers for "trusted" content.

Murdoch is specifically targeting Facebook and Google, the two companies that are now acting as gateways exercising considerable influence on how news gets distributed.

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USER SURVEYS

Facebook Plans to Fight Fake News with User Surveys

Facebook is now trying out a new strategy to combat fake news. In a surprising move, the social media giant feels that the best way to handle the issue is by surveying the users themselves on which news sources they think are trustworthy.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the issue on his Page.

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NEW APP FOR BUSINESS USERS

As Predicted, Whatsapp Launches a New App for Business Users

In recent years, WhatsApp has been trying to monetize its more than 1.3 billion users by highlighting the messaging platform's potential use in business. Last year, the Facebook-owned messaging app hinted that its thrust towards business users by introducing verified business accounts, which sparked speculations that the company was planning a business version of the app.

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MESSENGER APP

Cluttered Facebook Messenger Could See Big Changes in 2018

If you are starting to feel that the Facebook Messenger app seems to be too overloaded with features, then you are not the only one. Apparently, even Facebook's vice president of messaging products David Marcus had to admit that, indeed, the app became too cluttered.

In a blog post, Marcus wrote that "Over the last two years, we built a lot of capabilities to find the features that continue to set us apart.

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