Facebook to assist users with ‘satire’ labels for satire posts

Facebook to assist users with ‘satire’ labels for satire posts
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[Ed. – One assumes this is meant to deter an army of left-wing Karens from clicking on them in unwary indignation.  The proper new aspiration, of course, will be to have your serious post labeled satire by Facebook.]

Facebook will add labels such as “satire page” or “public official” to posts to help users “better understand” the intent behind posts, the company announced on Thursday.

The labels will appear underneath Facebook posts from various public accounts and will include a description for why the post is labeled, according to a statement from Facebook Newsroom. …

Facebook’s effort could potentially serve as a crackdown on misinformation, reducing the likelihood of someone taking tongue-in-cheek content seriously, such as posts from satirical sites, including the Onion and the Babylon Bee.

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