Bravo Facebook! The social networking site has added a new feature where it will flag news stories that are fake and tell you before you share it that it is…well…total crap. Many people believe that fake news stories influenced the US presidential election, and Facebook is cracking down.
Washington Post reports, “The social network is going to partner with the Poynter International Fact-Checking Network, which includes groups such as Snopes and the Associated Press, to evaluate articles flagged by Facebook users. If those articles do not pass the smell test for the fact-checkers, Facebook will label that evaluation whenever they are posted or shared, along with a link to the organization that debunked the story. Many of the organizations said that they’re not getting paid for this.”