Facebook to Label Fake News Stories with a Satire Tag

Facebook is testing a new satire tag
Every court needs a joker and when it comes to news, The Onion, a satirical news reporting website, was that fool. The Onion’s reporters entertained us with stories designed to make light of current affairs. They were “tongue in cheek” references to politics, arts or the human condition, and they had a well deserved spot in our Facebook news feeds. That is until someone important believed one of the stories and decided it was time to end the fun.

This week Facebook representatives have shared┬áthat the company is running a spoiler style “satire” tag on faux news stories from websites like The Onion. They say, “Feedback was received that a clearer way is w


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7 Responses to Facebook to Label Fake News Stories with a Satire Tag

  1. davis says:

    People who can’t figure out the difference between the truth and satire deserve to look like fools for believing without verifying.

  2. william says:

    Love the Onion.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Far too many Facebook users are complete idiots and don’t even know what satire is. They have to have this tag for them.

  4. jason kerr says:

    this is earth shattering. like the picture of your dinner. *eye roll*

  5. Will says:

    Plot twist: This article gets the satire tag.

  6. garyv says:

    {Satire}Oh brother… are they going to provide joke explanations as well to the humor challenged amongst us{/Satire}

  7. noobster says:

    this is good because there are so many idiots in facebook. As long as they see random posts related to what’s hot today, they share and believe it without thinking if it’s true or a satire. My friend once shared an info to me and I knew it was a satire and when i told him it was a satire, he even don’t know what is satire. “orz

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