Thursday, June 1, 2017

Facebook tests new tools to combat fake news

Facebook is now testing a new feature which will prevent page administrators from editing the featured image, headline and description on shared links, according to a source familiar with the matter. These editing capabilities allows businesses, media outlets, and journalists to make articles more appealing to their target audience. Otherwise known as clickbait in most cases. Should this roll out, pages will no longer be able to “put their own twist” on breaking news or stories. The feature seems to be yet another attempt to combat fake news and “alternative facts,” after Facebook’s reporting and flagging process failed miserably last month.…

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