Facebook tries satire label - KMSP-TV

Facebook tries satire label

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We've all fallen for at least one joke in our lives, probably some internet hoax meant to get a rise out of people. But now Facebook is trying to stop the spread of those fake jokes and stories.

When you get the day's headlines from your social media news feed, it can be a challenge to figure out what might be made up or what might be the shocking truth.

Sites like the Onion, Daily Currant, and Funny or Die have all found a profitable corner online by distributing the not so honest truth in satirical humorous fashion.

Facebook is looking to eliminate what could be a trending viral, sensational hoax by clearly labeling links from those fabricated news sources.

Facebook says it doesn't want people to fall for fake news anymore. So it's going to do a better job to clearly label those satirical articles.


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