Facebook on Tuesday said its News Feed feature will show hoax and false stories less frequently going forward. Additionally, posts reported as false will now receive labels warning readers about the fake content. Facebook
Don’t expect to see as many hoaxes in your Facebook news feed going forward as the social network Tuesday announced plans to cleanse itself of fake posts. The Menlo Park, California-based company said it will give users the ability to report stories as false. Stories so flagged will receive “reduced distribution” in the news feed.
They also will be marked with annotations, letting other users know that the content included is probably not true. “Many people on Facebook have reported that this story contains false information,” reads an example of one of these annotations. To mark a story as fake, users can click or tap on the down-facing arrows at the top right of every post and then choose “Report this Post.”
Written by Salvador Rodriguez
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