Introducing This Is Fake, Slate’s tool for stopping fake news on Facebook.

Wonderful idea, whose time is perhaps just right (though I wish we’d had this *before* the election).. hopefully, this can be cloned and re-coded for all the major browsers…


Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Medioimages/Photodisc.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Medioimages/Photodisc.

How It Works

Once you install the extension, as you scroll through your Facebook feed, stories that Slate has identified as fake news will be flagged with a red banner over the preview image, informing you that they’ve been debunked. What differentiates This Is Fake from some other, earlier experiments in fake-news prevention is that the banner links directly to an article from a reputable source that debunks the story in question, and it prompts the user to share the debunking as a comment on the offending post.”

Source: Introducing This Is Fake, Slate’s tool for stopping fake news on Facebook.

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