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Facebook tries to fight fake news with context on publisher and related stories

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Facebook said it is rolling out a feature that provides more information on both publishers and articles that users see in their News Feeds. The new feature which saw limited testing last year is now getting a larger rollout, though it is only available to users in the US at the moment. The new update, first tested last year, gives users more context for news posts. By tapping on an “i” icon next to the story’s headline, you’ll be shown the source’s Wikipedia article, related articles, and a map showing where the story has been shared before — and by whom. This means that if you come across a story which you think is inappropriate or straight up false you will be able to see which of your friends has already shared it. This latest effort to combat fake news…

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