Facebook Takes Steps to Reduce Reach of Repeat Sharers of Misinformation

People will see prompts when they are about to follow pages with multiple instances of content flagged by fact-checkers


Facebook will begin showing prompts to users who are about to follow a page that has repeatedly shared content deemed to be false by its independent fact-checking partners.

The popup will enable people to click and see more information about the social network’s fact-checking program, as well as be notified that posts from that page were flagged.

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Starting Wednesday (May 26), Facebook will also begin reducing distribution of all posts in News Feed from an individual’s Facebook account if that individual has repeatedly shared content that was flagged by its fact-checking partners.

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