In an effort to combat the rising tide of fake news and misinformation, the social network is pushing for users to report news that is being spread through social media.
But how can you verify the accuracy of a story before it’s shared on Facebook?
The site is now testing a new feature that allows users to flag stories that contain misinformation or a misleading headline.
According to the New York Times, the feature has been tested in the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the United States.
While the feature is only in beta right now, it could potentially become an important tool in the fight against misinformation.
News articles and videos are a crucial tool for social media platforms to display the real world as it unfolds, as well as providing context for users’ online experiences.
The goal of this system is to make sure that the content being shared on social media is accurate and balanced.
According to the report, the system works by sending a notification to users’ feeds.
Users can then choose to flag a news article or video and the website will then display it on the top of the news feed.
Once flagged, a user can then view the news in a separate tab in the newsfeed and filter it based on the newsworthiness of the story.
However, users can also opt out of the feature and only see the content in the top newsfeed.
Facebook says it’s working on more transparency in its news reporting.
But, the site’s recent move to require advertisers to disclose the sources of their ads to users could be an obstacle to using the system.
For now, Facebook is using the new system to alert users when a story contains inaccurate information.