Now you can spot fake news, propaganda on the Facebook. Daily we see much unrealistic news on the social network which irritates us, and now readers can keep check to this activity
From past few weeks, the Facebook team is working on to address the issue of hoaxes and fake news. They have given facility to reporting towards a fake post and mark it as an inappropriate post. Some of the steps to curb the fake fb posts are given below
Easier reporting: After finding fake news on Facebook you can report it by clicking on the upper right-hand corner of a post.
Flagging stories as dispute: They introduced a program of Facebook third party fact checking organizations. In this program, it will recognize the fake stories and mark it. If any person sharing the fake news, it will warn the user
Informed Sharing: the Facebook team is looking to improve news according to the reports given by the community. They have found that if reading an article makes people significantly less likely to share it, and that may be a sign that a story has misled people in some way.
Disruptive financial incentives for spammers: Most of the spam and fake news on Facebook are related to financial matters only. Spammers make money by misleading the users.
Some ways to spot the fake news
- Check the source: Some hoax sites designed to draw you in for advertising revenue, the feature design the legitimate, well-known websites such as spoofing.
- Check other coverage areas: If the story is really big and real, all other news sites will publish that news, so once confirm that
- Research the news: If you find any new strange or fake, just Google it and know the specific information. You can view particular person Facebook or linked in profile if it is news about university just go to their official website and know the accurate info