Facebook testing ‘satire’ tag to help confused readers

facebookSAN FRANCISCO — Purported news reports on Kim Jong Un being named “sexiest man alive” or a study that found most children are “unrepentant sociopaths” can be entertaining. But such items have apparently caused enough confusion and even outrage that Facebook is introducing a “satire” tag for articles from parody news sites. “We are running a small test, which shows the text ‘[Satire]’ in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed,” a Facebook spokeswoman told MarketWatch. “This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units.”  More

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