Facebook has been getting point out on having fake news that dominated the social site since the election period. Until now, it has not resolved it yet 100 percent even CEO Mark Zuckerberg already release a statement regarding the issue. So now, the CEO and the whole team of Facebook decided to create an option on every post to determine whether it is reliable or not.
New Feature On Every Post
After his initial defense regarding the issue on fake news and being considered as an unreliable social site, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to do something about it. According to Engadget, Facebook has begun hitting fake news sites in the wallet, as well as scrubbing BS content through both curation and automation. And, on Sunday, Facebook appears to have quietly rolled out a third method: a new user-reporting feature that specifically calls out fake news for what it is.
“I do think there is a certain profound lack of empathy in asserting that the only reason someone could have voted the way they did is they saw some fake news,” Zuckerberg said at the Technonomy Conference a couple of days after the election, according to The Verge. “If you believe that, then I don’t think you have internalized the message the Trump supporters are trying to send in this election.”
Report A Fake News Story
Now if an article that you consider to possibly be fake appears in your feed, you’ll have the option of selecting “It’s a false news story” if you click on the “Report post” feature. To do so, you simply click on the drop-down arrow at the top right corner of the post. Here is what you will do, according to Inquisitr.
Then you click on the “Report post” option.
Then you are given the option of selecting “It’s a false news story,” with some explanation of what constitutes “false news” by Facebook’s standards.
After that, you are given choices of actions you can take to avoid seeing such content again, such as blocking, unfriending, or unfollowing the person who posted the article. Once you’ve completed the steps, a notice is sent to Facebook so that they can review the allegedly false news story.