Recode Daily: Facebook will enlist users and fact-checkers to flag fake news


Bogus stories will be labeled as “disputed”

Facebook laid out its plans to deal with fake news, counting on users to report dubious stories, which will then be referred to a consortium of journalists and fact-checkers for vetting. If that group thinks the story is bogus, Facebook will label it as “disputed” and discourage users from sharing it. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]

Nobody’s talking on the record, but we know some of what was discussed at Donald Trump’s tech summit Wednesday: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella brought up issues around immigration and H-1B visas; Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advocated for STEM education; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked about doing business in China; and Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recommended upgrading the government’s information technology. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]

Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, one of the summit attendees, will join the Trump transition team’s executive committee. — [Martyn Williams / IDG News Service]

Russian hackers tried to get into the Republican National Committee’s computer network using the same tactics that worked at the DNC, but were less persistent and failed to get past its security defenses. — [Shane Harris, Devlin Barrett and Julian E. Barnes / Wall Street Journal]

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will resign on Jan. 20, clearing the way for a Trump appointee to lead a Republican-dominated commission that is expected to roll back net neutrality regulations. — [April Glaser / Recode]

Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first game for phones and an Apple exclusive for now, finally launched and immediately started racing up the iPhone charts for downloads and revenue. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. — [Ina Fried / Recode]

On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, former Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks about what happens to your digital data when you die. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top Stories From Recode

Instagram is still growing quickly and now has 600 million users

That’s 100 million new users in just six months.

Flipagram is in serious acquisition talks with Chinese news aggregator Toutiao

Sources say a deal is not final, but a real possibility.

Here’s what we now know about Amazon’s secretive drone delivery program

Thousands of items on Amazon will be available for drone delivery.

Facebook Messenger built a new in-app camera for Snapchat-style selfies

It’s like Snapchat, but on Messenger.

On-demand delivery may be convenient, but we still care about what brand we’re ordering

The explosion of e-commerce and on-demand is training consumers to be brand-specific but channel-agnostic.

One of Y Combinator’s hottest startups is a Korean beauty brand that just raised another $60 million

Memebox does more than $100 million in annual sales.

Full transcript: What fitness/running/activity/workout app is the best?

The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Recode’s Kara Swisher — with help from our readers — attempt to answer the question on the Too Embarrassed to Ask podcast.

Dear Donald Trump: Please sustain recent progress on 5G

Wireless broadband networks are now as much a critical part of America’s infrastructure as roads, bridges, rail lines and airports.

This Is Cool

Ring in the new year with Nick Offerman and a glass of whisky

In a sequel to last year’s Yule log video featuring Nick Offerman sitting silently by a fire sipping whisky (here’s the 10-hour loop), we now have a New Year’s Eve countdown video with the actor sitting silently outside the Lagavulin distillery sipping single malt. (You’ll need to be signed in for age verification because whisky.)

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