Facebook now warns you when you try to post fake news
We all know that fake news from many sources (will not cite anything for, you know – some ethical treatment) – is certainly one of the biggest problems today not only in the Philippines but also in the entire world.
Americans do blame fake news stories on why did Trump won the U.S. Presidential elections, as well as on the Philippines, there are so many fake news that many people do believe immediately.
Remember: What you see in the INTERNET, in SOCIAL MEDIA and WIKIPEDIA aren’t always true. Learn to check facts by looking for reputable and reliable sources.
Also, AstPro Media Group & SnowTechStuff promises you the truth about delivering news and informations, as we are only gathering our infos on reputable and reliable sources, as well as ourselves, who literally hate fake stories that revolve around the internet.
Surely, this is one of the issues that seems more than needed to be addressed by Zuckerberg and his empire, to prevent themselves getting roasted by authorities and other governing bodies.
Actually, there’s a growing number of people who simply disconnect themselves from Facebook (I gradually admit, too – that I’m staying on Twitter and YouTube much longer now) because of the toxic community that grows within the social networking site – because of trolls and fake news stories, which in the long run can hurt not only Facebook’s reputation, but as well as the people who carelessly shares them.
As Facebook is trying its best to combat fake news, it rolls-out a new yet limited feature that informs users via a pop-up if a news story they’re trying to share is disputed by fact checkers like Snopes.com and the Associated Press. (though many people doubt the integrity of Snopes)
The new feature displays a pop-up that says “Disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers. Before you share this content, you might want to know that the fact-checking sites, Snopes.com and Associated Press disputed its accuracy.”
It’s worth saying that the new feature hasn’t completely rolled out for everyone, which seems to suggest that it’s in a limited trial basis. Facebook usually rolls out new features to a targeted demographic to test and tweak them first before rolling them out to all users.
When is this feature coming to the Philippines? We all know that usually we’re late on adopting Facebook’s new features such as posts appearing like chatboxes – popping out on the bottom of your screen as well as new changes in UI.
WE DEFINITELY NEED THIS FEATURE FACEBOOK!
BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHOOSE AN INDEPENDENT FACT CHECKER THAT IS REPUTABLE AS WELL AS RELIABLE.