TechCrunch: Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting ‘false news’ atop feed. “Today Facebook begins fighting misinformation with news literacy education, in addition to product features. This week, users in 14 countries, including the U.S., will see an alert above the News Feed several times over the next few days that links them to Facebook’s Help Center where they can read ‘Tips to Spot False News.’ Written while working with news standards nonprofit First Draft, these tips include being skeptical of sensational headlines and checking for phony URLs.”
Facebook still apparently has no problem with running ads containing links to fake news, so I’m not thrilled about this. See my December ResearchBuzz article, Why You Will Never Convince Me That Facebook Gives a Damn About Fake Ads and Fake News, and below, enjoy a couple of fake ads I’ve seen just in the last few days.