New Facebook Feature Gives Users More Information about Articles – Newsfeed

Facebook launched a new feature that combats fake news. Rolling out to U.S. users, these new feature affects all articles posted to news feeds stated below.

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When users post an article to their feeds, the post will contain more information about the article. The information includes the following:

  • Publisher’s Wikipedia page (if any)
  • Related articles
  • Amount of times people shared the article on Facebook
  • Location of shares
  • Option to follow the publisher’s page
  • More stories by the publisher, which will give people a quick snapshot of the other recent stories posted by the publisher
  • Friends who shared the article, which will show people any of their friends who have shared the article

 

 

Currently, Facebook is also testing a feature that provides more information about an article’s author including Wikipedia entry, option to follow author’s page or profile, and previous articles published.

These changes come as a result of fake news stories from various media outlets and outside sources.

Facebook research Team involved the Facebook community, academics, and industry partners. Together, they found that additional information about a news story helps users evaluate whether or not a source is trustworthy and can act accordingly. Facebook’s new feature is the result of those findings.

#fakenews #socialmedia #facebook #newsfeed

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