In an attempt to prevent malicious beings from posting on the platform, Facebook has started rating the trustworthiness of it’s users on the scale of zero to one.
The social media giant is constantly looking out for options to strengthen the credibility of it’s users in it’s fight to curb fake news on the platform. On Thursday, the company updated it’s security tools to up the authenticity on Facebook and also announced several tools to debunk the fake posts. It has removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram owing to the activities in a few countries including Iran and Russia.
“These were distinct campaigns and we have not identified any link or coordination between them. However, they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing,” mentioned Facebook in the official blogpost.
Facebook also shared that the score is one measurement among thousands of new behavioral clues that Facebook now takes into account. The company will also monitor which users have a propensity to flag content published by others as problematic and which publishers are considered trustworthy by users.
However, the measurement of user’s credibility on Facebook is still to ponder upon as the criteria to determine the given scores remains unclear.