Elections

Sheryl Sandberg: Fake News Did Not ‘Sway The Election’

Sheryl Sandberg doesn’t believe that fake news influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

(Photo: Today screen grab)

(Photo: Today screen grab)

During an interview with Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show Thursday, the Facebook COO agreed with Mark Zuckerberg the idea that fake news influenced the outcome was “crazy.”

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“There have been claims that it swayed the election, and we don’t think it swayed the election, but we take that responsibility really seriously,” Sandberg said. “We’re looking at things, like working with third parties, helping to label false news, doing the things we can do to make it clearer what’s a hoax on Facebook.

“We’ve been working on this for a long time, and we’ve taken important steps, but there’s a lot more to do,” she continued.

“We know that people don’t want to see hoaxes on Facebook, and we don’t want to see hoaxes on Facebook. And so we’re working on it because misinformation is something we take seriously and something we’re going to continue to iterate on the service.”

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