Facebook takes to newspapers to teach UK users how to spot “fake news”Enlarge (credit: Getty Images/ NurPhoto)
Facebook has attempted to lightly rein in the spread of misinformation on the free content ad network by taking out full-page adverts in UK newspapers with “tips for spotting false news” ahead of next month’s General Election.
The Mark Zuckerberg-run company, which has long-swerved any suggestion that it is the publisher of content that is shared on its site by nearly two billion people worldwide, makes it clear in its press ad that the onus is on its users to police dodgy-looking posts.
“Be skeptical of headlines,” it warned.

Apparently, “catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation marks” could contain false news and users should be wary of clicking on clickbaity, screeching claims.
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