Popular social media platform Facebook has decided to “expose” online accounts, pages and groups that spread false news and false information.
Facebook said in a recent press release that users who regularly spread false and misleading information on social media accounts will be warned by labeling their posts instead of removing them.
It should be noted that the problem of baseless and false information from almost all social media platforms, including Facebook, is becoming more and more serious whether it is related to elections, climate change or the Corona epidemic for the last one and a half years. Why not get the corona vaccine in recent months?
Facebook management says that deleting posts based on lies has not been an effective solution to this problem, so it has been decided to change the notification after expert advice.
For example, now if you visit a Facebook account, page or group where posts with incorrect information are often posted, you will get a notification warning you that this “account / The page / group regularly presents incorrect information. ”
Although the Facebook press release did not say on what basis the information in a post would be considered false, inaccurate or misleading, it did make it clear that the information would be verified for that purpose. Help has been sought from “reliable sources”.
Individual social media accounts that spread lies will have their “online status” reduced in order to “punish” them. This means that other users will rarely see posts from these accounts.
Facebook has said in its blog that if you have liked or are about to like a page and fake news is being shared continuously from that page, then Facebook will give you information through a popup notification. The notification will have repeatedly shared false information written in it. After this you will get two options which include go back and follow page anyway.
Along with the notifications, you will also see an option to learn more, by clicking on it, you will be able to know about the page and fake news in detail. Facebook has also said that it is going to put penalties on such Facebook page which are constantly sharing fake posts and news.
Fact checker article will also appear in the popup notification. Apart from this, Facebook will also reduce the reach of posts being shared from such a page and such posts will rarely be seen in the news feed. Facebook has introduced several tools to fight fake news, including forward message labels, fact checks, etc. in Messenger. Due to fake news, Facebook has banned former US President Donald Trump forever.