Facebook received fresh criticism after rolling out its new survey which the platform uses to determine the trust rating of various news publishers.
The survey consists of only two questions. The first question asks the user if he recognizes the displayed website, while the second asks the user to rate the website on a five point scale.
A number of journalists have complained about the oversimplification. Telegraph’s Chris Williams called the survey “an attempt to shirk responsibility for the integrity of its service”, while Rani Molla of Recode ridiculed it and said that she had filled up more robust surveys at a restaurant.
Facebook responded by clarifying that it will be combining the results with other data, and that complicated surveys can lead to further bias-signals and confusion.