We tried to post fake news on Facebook, this is what happened


Facebook is rolling out its new tool against fake news.

The feature, announced in December is the result of collaboration with “third-party fact-checking organisations.”

Designed to combat to the spread of misinformation on the platform, it warns users when they try to post fake stories.

The fact-checker is working for some US based users who tried to share a story that falsely asserted thousands of Irish people were brought to the United States as slaves.

The story entitled “The Irish slave trade — the slaves that time forgot” was published by the Rhode Island blog

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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