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Facebook tells UK users how to spot fake news in full-page print ads

The Verge -------- Facebook is moving its campaign against fake news off the web and into print. This week, the social media network has taken out full-page ads in a number of British newspapers (including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Times), warning readers to think twice about stories they see in their News Feed. The ads offer the same advice that the social network has highlighted online. Users are told to “be skeptical” of headlines they read, especially if they include “shocking claims” that “sound unbelievable.” Readers should also look out for “look-alike URLs” says Facebook and its partner, fact-checking charity Full Fact, and try to corroborate the story they’re reading with other outlets’ reports. The ads end with the tagline: “Together, we can limit the spread of false news.” Facebook itself is not mentioned, apart from the inclusion of the company’s logo at the top of the page. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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