Facebook is hiring 'news credibility specialists' — after saying it didn't want to be in the business of judging news trustworthiness

"Facebook has a responsibility to be transparent about how it plans to evaluate news organizations, said Morgan Weiland, an attorney and PhD candidate at Stanford whose research focuses on how the big tech platform companies are handling their role in distributing news.

"If they're going to build out a team like this, they need to be more explicit about how they understand their role or what kind of company they see themselves as," Weiland said.

She continued: "They're giving us a lot of mixed signals.""