Facebook and Google Are Testing Tools to Fight Fake News

Updates might also help break through filter bubbles


In order to help users see different perspectives in terms of news and opinions, Facebook has begun testing a feature to show users a variety of articles before they click on one to read.

Today, the social network announced it’s trying a new way to show Related Articles, which have traditionally only appeared after a user has read a story from a particular website. The feature—which originally appeared in 2013—is Facebook’s latest attempt at addressing the widespread complaints about its role in allowing fake news and filter bubbles to thrive.

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