Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday August 18, 2014

Facebook Experimenting With "Satire" Tags?

Are you dumb? Are you so dumb you can't tell the difference between Onion articles and real news? No worries, Facebook has you covered. big grin

A Facebook representative issued the following statement to Ars Technica: "We are running a small test which shows the text '[Satire]' in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units." That test has been ongoing for over a month, and while we were told other satirical sites' links have received the same tags, we were not given a list of those sites. Our question about whether the tag would ever appear in other places on Facebook remained unanswered.