MINISTRY OF TRUTH: FACEBOOK LAUNCHES ‘JOURNALISM PROJECT’ TO ‘IMPROVE MEDIA’

[1/11/17]  Facebook has launched its so-called ‘Journalism Project’ as a way for the social media giant to further bolster its position as a news media organization and promote what it determines to be real news.

Part of the project would focus on “improving its storytelling formats such as Live, 360, and Instant Articles,” Facebook stated Wednesday.

“We want to work with publishers to build products that enable them to tell better stories, connect with their audiences in richer ways and support emerging business models for publishers,” Facebook VP of global operations and media partnerships Justin Osofsky said.

Facebook also said that it would begin working with third-party organizations like left-leaning Snopes.com to “promote news literacy” and to “flag” what it deems to be fake news to help users discern what’s trustworthy and what’s not, effectively making the decision for its users.