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Facebook wants you to double-check before you share any article – Eagles Vine

NEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of misinformation in these tough times. The company has announced that it has started testing a pop-up feature. This pop-up functionality will ask users if they are sure they want to share an article that they have opened.
The pop-up will prompt the users to read the article they want to share. As reported by The Verge, a Facebook spokesperson revealed that the test is presently being rolled out to 6% of Android users across the world.

Facebook announced this feature on Twitter. The company tweeted, “Starting today, we’re testing a way to promote more informed sharing of news articles. If you go to share a news article link you haven’t opened, we’ll show a prompt encouraging you to open it and read it, before sharing it with others.”
Facebook also said that this pop-up will help people in becoming more informed about the articles they share. This feature also helps in combating the spread of misinformation on the platform.
This pop-up feature of Facebook is similar to the one introduced by Twitter last year. On Twitter users see a prompt that will pop up in some situations and will give users the option to revise their reply before it is published if it consists of harmful language.
Recently, it was reported that Facebook is working on a vaccine finder tool for India. The report revealed that Facebook is working with the Indian government to roll out a vaccine finder tool on its mobile app. The tool will help people to identify nearby places to get vaccinated. It is also said that the vaccine finder tool will be available in 17 languages.


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