Facebook is testing a 'satire' tag to help users identify fake news stories

By Shawn Knight ยท 4 replies
Aug 20, 2014
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  1. We've all heard the saying about not believing everything you read on the Internet but apparently some people have a hard time distinguishing fact from fiction.

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  2. Dear facebook,
    do you know why there are so many joke stories? because facebook is just that, a platform to post CRAP, jokes and dumb pics, nothing more, I dont get my daily dose of information from it
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,889   +1,223

    Good idea, Facebook, but I don't think it'll matter much. Anyone who can't figure out that the crazy stuff on Onion is fake most likely doesn't know what 'Satire' means.
    davislane1 and m4a4 like this.
  4. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    This isnt going to fix or change anything. If people are too dumb to realize that something posted from The Onion is fake, they are going to be too stupid to know what "satire" means. Period.
  5. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Maniac Posts: 241   +168

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