Facebook’s Update is Just Plain Dumb

Facebook is making changes to its news feed and is asking its readers to rank publications on trustworthiness. Mark Zuckerberg writes:

“Today I’m sharing our second major update this year: to make sure the news you see, while less overall, is high quality.”

To that, Gizmodo in characteristic, colorful manner points out,

If people cannot tell truth from bullshit, why are those same people being used to rank publications on a scale of trustworthiness?

I don’t want to spoil it for you, so might as well go and read this piece and decide for yourself.