Facebook to Show a Warning to Users Before Reposting of a News Article

Facebook to Show a Warning to Users Before Reposting of a News Article

Just like Twitter's efforts to fight fake news, Facebook will show a warning message to users to read the news before reposting it on their Facebook timelines.

Facebook Newsroom on its official Twitter account tweeted that:

"Starting today, we’re testing a way to promote more informed sharing of news articles. If you go to share a news article link you haven’t opened, we’ll show a prompt encouraging you to open it and read it, before sharing it with others."

The #1 social network Facebook will invite users to read the news article before sharing a post with a link to news articles with their friends and followers. The company said on Twitter that it is testing the warning starting today. As promoting false news on social networks is a common thing, this new feature will probably fight back to rumors and fake news pieces.

As social media networks are introducing new features and guides for combating the spread of false information and fake news, people are showing interest in such features.

Lead at Facebook Design team David Gillis also tweeted:

"We have seen good results from our informed sharing screens, and today are rolling out a new treatment for COVID-19 related links. Before re-sharing, you’ll see links' source and date. We hope this helps people get more context at a time and on a topic that is rapidly evolving."

So, these informed sharing screens together with fake news warning popups will help to combat the spread of fake news and false information about elections, games, entertainment, events and diseases as well.