Report: Facebook Users Begin Receiving Pop-Up Warnings When Trying to Share 'Fake News'
- Facebook has started to roll out its "fake news" fact-checking feature, which relies on partisan fact-checkers such as Snopes.
According to The Daily Mail, "Users have reported seeing a pop-up window when they attempted to share articles that were deemed inaccurate by third-party fact-checkers."
The Daily Mail provides screenshots and a video of Facebook alerting a user when they attempt to post an article on "The Irish Slave Trade" by Newport Buzz.
"Before you share this content, you might want to know that the fact-checking sites, Associated Press and Snopes.com disputed its accuracy," alerts Facebook, before giving the user the option to find out more about "disputed content," cancel, or "post anyway."
When users click to find out more about "disputed content," Facebook gives the option to visit the Associated Press and Snopes, along with a caption claiming "sometimes people share fake news without knowing it."(Excerpt) Read more at: breitbart.com ...
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