Those who spread fake news on Facebook will get ‘punishment’

Facebook said in a blog post that it will give warning to users who spread misinformation. They will be tell that on spreading fake news, their posts will be push down in the news feed, which will reduce the chances of other users seeing them.

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Facebook has announced that it will start targeting accounts that have been caught spreading fake news or misinformation on the platform. The company says that it will reduce the distribution of the posts of all such users who repeatedly share false information. Also Read – IT rules 2021: What are the new IT rules? What is ‘upset’ about WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter

The company said in a blog post that it will start informing users who were catch spreading misinformation. This will tell them that on spreading fake news, their posts will be push down in the news feed, which will reduce the chances of other Facebook users to see them. It is not clear yet how many times the action will be taken on the account by sharing fake news.

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“Wrong or misleading information whether COVID-19 and vaccine, climate change, election or any other topic, we are making sure that fewer people see the wrong information on our app.”

If a user tries to share information that Facebook has rejected, then in this case the platform will give them the option to delete the post or else their post will be down on the news feed.

Action of Groups and Pages now on Facebook users:

Facebook used to take action on groups and pages by spreading fake news till now. But now this penalty will be levied on individual accounts. The company has already prevented the fact-checked false information from spreading on its platform. But now it is trying to control fake news spreading from individual accounts for the first time.

Facebook also say that if a user tries to follow a page that is known to spread fake news. Then the platform will show them a warning that will pop up. It must be write that this page has repeatedly shared such information that the fact-checkers have marked fake news. Users will get the option to go back or select the option on the follow page anyway.

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