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Facebook launches user friendly feature to spot fake news

A notification that will pop upon top of your news feed for a few days, clicking on it brings you information on how to spot false news and what to do about it.


By   |  Updated On : April 06, 2017 11:38 PM
Facebook launches user friendly feature to spot fake news (Source : PTI)

Facebook launches user friendly feature to spot fake news (Source : PTI)

New York :  

Facebook comes up with a new feature which helps you spot fake news and mis-information that spreads on its service.

The feature is similar to previous settings around privacy and security, basically it is a notification that will pop upon top of your news feed for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips and other information on how to spot false news and what to do about it.

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Tips to spot fake news include looking closely at website address to see if they are trying to spoof real news sites.

Adam Mosseri, vice president of News Feed at Facebook, says he's hoping people will become "more discerning consumers" of news.

The tool will be available in 14 countries, including the US. 

First Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:42 PM


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