Facebook Launches Journalism Project »

Mike Isaac at The New York Times has details:

The effort calls for the company to forge deeper ties with publishers by collaborating on publishing tools and features before they are released. Facebook will also develop training programs and tools for journalists to teach them how to better search its site to report on news and events. And Facebook wants to help train members of the public to find news sources they trust, while fighting the spread of fake news across its site.

I’m not sure what to think of this. Facebook and media companies should have better publishing tools and ways to combat fake news, but in today’s world, people are going to believe what fits their worldview.

I’m usually not so pessimistic about journalism, but that’s just where I am right now.