November 28, 2020
Facebook article context button

Facebook Fake News Fight Continues with Publisher Info Button Test

In a new test, a Facebook article context button appears in the News Feed, giving users the option to learn more about the publisher or source…

Starting today, users will see a new Facebook article context button right inside the main News Feed. The social network contends this will aid users in identifying trustworthy content.

“Today we are starting a new test to give people additional context on the articles they see in News Feed. This new feature is designed to provide people some of the tools they need to make an informed decision about which stories to read, share, and trust. It reflects feedback from our community, including many publishers who collaborated on its development as part of our work through the Facebook Journalism Project,” Andrew Anker, Sara Su, and Jeff Smith write.

Facebook Article Context Button Introduced to the News Feed in Fight Against Fake News

The Facebook article context button resides in the lower right corner of a post. When tapped or clicked, a box appears, displaying a Wikipedia entry. Also, a link to the full profile appears.

Furthermore, the Facebook article context button will appear in Related Articles, when the social network can generate them. This marks yet another step in the social company improvements in content integrity. 

Facebook states it will continue to accept user feedback and make changes as necessary. This, as it and other digital companies face heavy congressional scrutiny. back in August, Facebook announced its purge of video clickbait from the News Feed. The company also cracked down more on cloaking.

Owen E. Richason IV

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