Though Facebook has denied its contribution to the spread of fake news, the Facebook Journalism Project recognizes the social media giant's important role in the news cycle in general. The Facebook Journalism Project is a concerted attempt to strengthen the ties between the platform and the news industry.
The project is a multifaceted one, with Facebook working in many different ways to improve the quality and reliability of news that gets shared on its platform. The project has been divided into three broad categories: collaborative development of news products, training and tools for journalists, and training and tools for users at large.
Though the project handles many different aspects of news sharing on Facebook, curbing the spread of fake news and hoaxes is a priority for many of the sites users.