Ever seen a false or misleading story shared on your Facebook news feed? Now you can you can help make it easier for others to know it’s a scam — and avoid spreading misinformation online yourself.
In a news update, Facebook says it will now take into account the number of people flagging a post as false and then distribute those posts less, as well as annotate posts with a message saying that many people have reported it.
Facebook isn’t removing the posts reported as fake altogether or checking their accuracy. However, the new approach should reduce the number of people being duped by fake celebrity death hoaxes and ludicrous claims about copyright. Thanks, Facebook.
News Feed FYI: Showing Fewer Hoaxes [Facebook]