Facebook has started to flag fake news stories

That bogus story about Donald Trump your uncle posted on Facebook? It’s still staying on Facebook.

But now it’s going to get a warning label. Eventually. Sometimes.

Facebook has started pinning a “disputed” tag on fake news, as it promised it would back in December, as part of its “we’re going to fight fake news but there’s only so much we can do” campaign.

Here’s an example we can see in the wild, spotted by Gizmodo and others yesterday: A made-up story by “The Seattle Tribune” asserting that “Trump’s Android Device Believed To Be Source Of Recent White House Leaks.”

If this one shows up in your feed, it will be accompanied with a warning label, along with links to fact-checking sites explaining why it’s not true.

Read the full story at Recode.net

The Insider

The Insider

Want to know more about The Insider? Get their official bio, social pages and articles on Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM!


Content Goes Here