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.
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Author: Thuy Ong
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