For three days Facebook will be launching an ad the will appear on the top of users news feed that will link you to an article that will show you how to spot fake news and report it. The help page will have a list of 10 tips for identifying false news stories. The campaign will be used in 14 countries. The campaign will appear in the following countries: Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Myanmar (Burma), Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, United States, and Canada.
This is a very smart idea for Facebook because fake news articles are a huge problem on people news feed. My own experience I have seen and read a lot of “click bait” articles that are fake. But the fact that they are only having the help page displaying for three days is not enough time. Most people don’t look at Facebook notifications and probably won’t see it. If they want to inform Facebook users and have it easy to for them to find, Facebook should send each users a message with a link to the help page.
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