Facebook is shrinking fake news posts in the News Feed

Facebook is making fake news posts in the News Feed harder to see by shrinking the size of the links to content that has been verified by third-party fact-checkers as inaccurate, according to a report by TechCrunch. “We reduce the visual prominence of feed stories that are fact-checked false,” a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to the news site.

According to screenshots shared by TechCrunch, content deemed to be inaccurate show up on mobile as a headline and image in one small row, while accurate news links feature a large picture and are considerably more noticeable.

Image: Josh Constine / TechCrunch

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