Facebook tests feature to combat fake news by popping your filter bubble


Facebook is testing a new feature that presents you with alternate perspectives before you read an article – and it might be its best attempt at combating fake news yet. It’s doing so with a small addition to its ‘Related Articles’ feature. First introduced in 2013, the feature would pull up relevant content after you’ve read an article, in a bid to simply get you to read and share more news on Facebook. Today’s test instead shows links to other articles before you even click on anything. Facebook doesn’t specifically say it’s looking to combat fake news this way, but it’s clear…

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