Facebook debuts satire tag

Facebook is debuting a "satire" tag to identify articles that are intended as parody. Although the tag currently only appears in lists of "Related Articles". So articles from The Onion will now get flagged as satire, as well as articles from some other fake news sites (though Facebook isn't revealing exactly which sites it tags and which it doesn't). Seems like a good idea. Actually, they should have done this a long time ago. Because although one might argue that people should be able to recognize satire on their own, in practice a lot of them don't. [ajc.com]

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Posted on Mon Aug 18, 2014


So, will Fox News be labeled as 'satire' too... ?
Posted by LaMa  on  Tue Aug 19, 2014  at  12:56 AM
No, and the FCC won't allow them to introduce a "semi-fascist bullshit" tag.
Posted by Richard Bos  on  Tue Aug 19, 2014  at  02:42 AM
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