Facebook is moderating fake news these days. Spreading Fake news and spamming misinformation is a common culture on Facebook to gain cheap popularity and traffic. Sometimes these spreadings seem funny and sometimes creates confusion among people.
Facebook’s Press Release
Facebook is getting sincere about what’s spreading in the Newsfeed. To hold the authenticity and reliability of the platform, Facebook will moderate the news and posts you’re sharing.
Recently in a press release, Facebook shared their views and actions against people who repeatedly share misleading information and news.
“Whether it’s false or misleading content about COVID-19 and vaccines, climate change, elections or other topics, we’re making sure fewer people see misinformation on our apps”– Facebook
Penalties for Misleadings
Any individuals sharing fake and irrelevant news time and again will face penalties.
“Starting today, we will reduce the distribution of all posts in News Feed from an individual’s Facebook account if they repeatedly share content that has been rated by one of our fact-checking partners”– Facebook
This points that if you continuously post fake news as your hobby to mislead people, you will be restricted from posting anything on Facebook for a certain time frame. Committing the same thing again will increase the time of penalty and eventually termination of account will be your reward if you’re too much into spreading misleading information.
Moderation on Everything
This is not all, Facebook is redesigning the notification system so that if you post something fake, users will know the news is fake as there will be post moderations. Reporting a post or news as Fake will impact greatly on the person spreading if found the report to be true. Fake posts will be placed below other relevant news and posts to save people from confusing situations.
Not only personal accounts but also Pages, Groups, and all kinds of communities have been taken under this moderation. Therefore, Sharing something Fake will lead you to regret it even if you’re spreading it on a page or group. Fun’s over for now.
However, Facebook appreciates sharing authentic and relevant information on Facebook. The platform encourages everyone to spread promising information and news. There will be no harm in sharing something great.
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