Facebook introduces a new button to fight fake news
Facebook, in a bid to make the users more aware, has introduced a new button on its platform.
The button will live on top of articles shared on Facebook and will provide context to the readers so that they are able to make a wise decision about whether to read the news and trust the source. On clicking the ‘i’ (information) button users will see relevant information either from Facebook or from external sources.
According to Facebook,
“The additional contextual information is pulled from across Facebook and other sources, such as information from the publisher’s Wikipedia entry, a button to follow their Page, trending articles or related articles about the topic, and information about how the article is being shared by people on Facebook. In some cases, if that information is unavailable, we will let people know, which can also be helpful context.”
Facebook believes that by showing the information button it will be able to stop spreading of false and fake news on social media. Facebook has said that this update will not affect Facebook pages in any way.