Dec 15 Facebook Inc said on Thursday it
will roll out a number of new tools to prevent the spread of
false news stories on the social media network.
The company will make it easier for users to flag fake
articles on their News Feed, and will also work with
organizations such as fact-checking website Snopes, ABC News and
the Associated Press in an effort to check the authenticity of
Facebook had faced severe criticism for failing to stem a
flood of phony news articles in the run-up to the U.S.
(Reporting by Narottam Medhora in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak