Facebook taps former New York Times VP to fix its fake news problem


Facebook is making big moves to fix its fake news problem, among amending other frustrations from publishers. 

Alex Hardiman will serve as Facebook’s first-ever head of news product. It’s an internal promotion. Hardiman joined Facebook last summer after serving as the vice president of product for the New York Times and led the tech company’s mobile products, including leading the Pages team. 

The new role as head of news product includes promoting the Facebook Journalism Project, which is an effort by the tech company to help news organizations “build new storytelling formats, local news communities, monetization options, and more,” Hardiman wrote on Facebook.  Read more…

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