Facebook is fighting an uphill battle against fake news, but it might finally have a solution: machine learning.
The social network has been plagued with hoax news stories for the last two years, an issue that founder Mark Zuckerberg initially wrote off, . Facebook has since taken more , saying on Thursday that it would double down on fake news with updated machine learning to .
We talk about what advantages the bots have over humans for Facebook and look at Zuckerberg's latest hire: Joel Benenson,.
What could this mean for the Facebook founder's non-presidential campaign? You'll have to listen to find out.
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