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Facebook is Testing a New "Satire" Tag to Alert You to Fake News

 
Facebook is Testing a New
Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 5:03am by Chilli Amar

 

Facebook is testing a new "satire" tag, which would tag any news that is parody or not real, in efforts to stop people from being confused. A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement, “We are running a small test which shows the text ‘[Satire]‘ in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units.”

 

Source: The Next Digit

 

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