Now you can report links to Fake news on Facebook

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Facebook is most popular social network which also acts a one of the fastest source of news. But there are many viral news which are actually hoax. And these false stories sometimes create trouble. But this is going to be ending soon.

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Now Facebook has added an option to report these kind of hoax and false news links. If many people flag a link as a false story, it will show less in the News feed. It will also show warning label at the top saying “Many people on Facebook have reported that this story contains false information.” This works in the same way you report a story. When you click on hide post, you will also have an option to report false story.

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This mechanism will help prevent the spreading of fake stories on Facebook.

Will this affect satirical content? NO it will not. While testing this feature, Facebook found that people didn’t report satirical content. So, this kind of content will not be affected by this page.

Source: Facebook News Room

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