Facebook has started adding labels to satire pages so it can ensure that individuals aren’t confusing satire for, you know, real news.
While internet-saavy folk for the most part realize how to tell ‘real’ news apart from satire, actually numerous Facebook clients don’t. It is excessively common of an event to see somebody share an article from The Onion or The Borowitz Report as though it were not kidding news.
The new labels appear under the page’s name as a bit of grey text.
In any case, stand by, there’s additional! The organization is additionally carrying out ‘public official’ and ‘fan page’ labels for added transparency. The new labels expand on disclaimers added for state-controlled media a year ago.
The labels start carrying out today, despite the fact that Facebook notes it is ‘testing’ the feature, so you may still have to deal with family members accidentally sharing parody for quite a while yet.