Google executives are floating a plan to fight fake news on Facebook and Twitter

        Representatives from Google and its parent company Alphabet
        eagerly discussed how the company can play a greater role in
        reducing misleading information online, several Davos
        attendees involved in and briefed on these conversations told
        Quartz. A notification system, perhaps via an optional
        extension for Google's Chrome browser, was an idea that these
        people said was broached more than once. Such a browser-based
        system controlled by Google could alert users on Facebook's or
        Twitter's websites when they're seeing or sharing a link
        deemed to be false or untrustworthy.

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My personal belief is that any such system based on voluntarily
installed browser extensions will be "preaching to the choir." The
users most in need of such fact checking will be the least likely to
trust such an extension or install it.

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