• Facebook adds labels to satire pages because people can't tell what's real

    1 day ago - By The Next Web

    Facebook has begun adding labels to satire pages so that it can make extra sure that people aren't confusing satire for, you know, real news. While internet-saavy folk generally know how to tell ‘real' news apart from satire, the truth is that many Facebook users do not. It is too common of an occurrence to see someone share an article from The Onion or The Borowitz Report as if it were serious news. The new labels show up under the page's name as a bit of grey text. Starting today in the US, we're testing a way to give people...
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  • Facebook will help its users stop falling for satire Pages

    Facebook will help its users stop falling for satire Pages

    1 day ago - By SlashGear

    Satire news articles and social media posts aren't anything new, but many people keep falling for them - and, depending on the nature of the satire, they may end up with the wrong idea about important topics. Facebook is home to a number of satire Pages, and now the social media network is taking steps to help its users understand...
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