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

09/04/2021

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...
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… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook 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… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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