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Facebook job postings suggest it’ll start monitoring fake news

Facebook job postings suggest it’ll start monitoring fake news

Facebook is looking to hire “news credibility specialists” to presumably sift through news stories to determine what’s real and what’s fake. The company posted two job listings yesterday, one for an English speaker and another for a Spanish speaker. Although the roles are now called “News Publisher Specialist,” the hyperlink to the posts calls them a “News Credibility Specialist.” Facebook appears to have made edits to the posts after media outlets picked up on them.

The job postings used to say that the company was looking to hire people with “a passion for journalism, who believe in Facebook’s mission of making the world more connected.” The Guardian reports that applicants were told that they’d be tasked with “developing a deep…

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