Facebook wants you to read articles before sharing to combat misinformation

Facebook wants you to read articles before sharing to combat misinformation

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Facebook is testing a new pop-up feature starting from today. It will notify a user by telling them if they have not read an article before sharing.

Users will be asked if they want to share the article that they have not opened.

Two options will be available: to ‘continue sharing’ or ‘open the article’.

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The test is only being rolled out to about six per cent of Android device users worldwide, meaning not everyone gets to use it just yet.

Adding the pop-up will make people more informed about what they share to combat the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories.

“You’re about to share this article without opening it. Sharing articles without reading them may mean missing key facts,” it reads.

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