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Facebook Takes On Fake News

Facebook has begun testing a new feature within its Related Articles function in a bid to squash fake news, according to a TechCrunch report. Facebook will ask readers  whether they think a a headline is true or not, and see other perspectives on the topic before they read articles. The Related Articles widget usually appears when readers return to the newsfeed after opening a link. Under the new feature, Facebook will also "show Related Articles including third-party fact checkers before you read an article about a topic that many people are discussing. Facebook says, 'That should provide people easier access to additional perspectives and information, including articles by third-party fact-checkers,'" TechCrunch reports.



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