21. False News

Policy Rationale

Reducing the spread of false news on 0censor is a responsibility that we take seriously. We also recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive issue. We want to help people stay informed without stifling productive public discourse. There is also a fine line between false news and satire or opinion. For these reasons, we, as a rule, will not remove news unless it is found to be false.

Political news, either from the left, right, or center is not fake news, if it is an opinion of what is happening in the news, but should be identified as such.

We are working to build a more informed community and reduce the spread of false news in a number of different ways, namely by:

  • Disrupting economic incentives for people, Pages, and domains that propagate misinformation
  • Empowering people to decide for themselves what to read, trust, and share by informing them with more context and promoting news literacy