Facebook Wants Your News Feeds to Show Fewer Hoaxes

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Facebook wants to improve the user experience by reducing the amount of news containing hoaxes or misinformation. They do not remove or review the content – instead an annotation is added that users have reported on its accuracy.

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In August 2014 Facebook tested “Satire” tags added to posts like ones originating from The Onion, which users would spread, thinking it was actual news. Washington Post ran a little test of their own to see which satire site’s Facebook news feeds showed “Satire” tags.