Facebook is taking steps to eliminate fake news and hoaxes that some critics have suggested might have influenced the 2016 presidential election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says. While reiterating earlier comments in which he said it was “extremely unlikely” that phony stories posted on Facebook changed the election outcome, Zuckerberg said work has already begun that would enable the social media giant’s users “to flag fake news and hoaxes.”

“Our goal is to show people the content they will find most meaningful, and people want accurate news,” Zuckerberg wrote in a personal Facebook statement posted Saturday night. “This is an area where I believe we must proceed very carefully, though,” said Zuckerberg, who asserted that “more than 99% of what people see is authentic.” READ MORE