Facebook Testing ‘Satire’ Tags for Sites Like The Onion

Facebook Testing ‘Satire’ Tags for Sites Like The Onion

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Embarrassed that you actually believed the report about Apple launching a laptop with no keyboard and just an iPod style 'wheel'? Well Facebook might just have your back in the future.


Facebook is testing out a feature that marks fake news stories from sites such as The Onion with “satire” in its News Feed, a feature requested by some users, the social network confirmed to Mashable.

“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,” a Facebook representative told Mashable.

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