Facebook VP: We’are Worried About Criticism That’s Why We Won’t Use Experts To Fix Fake News January 23, 2018 By: Sunder Singh 0 Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Google+0 LinkedIn0 Reddit 0 Pinterest0 Share on WhatsApp Share on Viber 0Shares The social network’s Elliot Schrage says the company is more worried about how it looks than what it actually does. According to Axios reporter Ina Fried, the vice president of global communications, marketing, and public policy (phew!) at Facebook shook off suggestions that the network should use outside media literacy watchdogs as opposed to outsourcing its “fake news” problem to a “statistically representative” group of its own users. While speaking at the tech conference DLD (Digital Life Design) in Munich, he revealed that the real motivation behind the company’s decision was one based almost entirely on optics. Fried reports: VP Elliot Schrage said that Facebook itself shouldn’t be the one to decide which news to promote and said that, in a polarized world, turning things over to any third party simply “Invites criticism who that body of experts is.” He promised that Facebook won’t let people self-select into its survey of trusted media and that it will be statistically representative. Responding to criticism, Schrage acknowledged that the company has spent too much in recent years on building new features and not enough in protecting the existing ones from abuse. Schrage echoed CEO Mark Zuckerberg in saying that the company needs to do more when it comes to both removing hate speech and defending the service from being a tool for foreign interference in elections. “We have not served that mission so well in either our explanations or our investments,” VP Elliot Schrage said on Sunday, speaking at the DLD conference in Munich. Originally Published at theoutline.com Tag: Elliot Schrage facebook facebook fake news Previous post The Best Service For Every Stock Trader Next post DIY Tips That Can Make You A Better Designer Sunder Singh Sunder is a techie guy who loves to write about anything that is directly or remotely connected with technology. From hardcore tech stories to the overall influence of technology in life, Sunder is passionate about all things internet. When he is not surfing the internet, he is busy grooving on his favorite beats.