Source - MumbaiMirror
Facebook is soon going to add an alert to its users with a pop-up notification. That will ask them to make sure if they have read the article that is about to share and post further. Similar to Twitter, the pop-up notification which is under testing will ask the users if they will share an unopened article.
All the Facebook users, if they wish they can choose to share the article without reading it.
Late on Monday Facebook said in a tweet, "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."
As per the reports of The Verge, quoting a company spokesperson, the test would be rolled out to 6 per cent of Android users. This move only restricts the dissemination of false information on its platform.
The pop-up notification is going to warn users at every stage. That not opening the article can lead to "missing key facts".
Facebook plans to institute "demotions for content on Facebook and Instagram that our systems predict may be misinformation, including debunked claims about voting."
Last year the company said, "We are also limiting the distribution of Live videos that may relate to the election on Facebook."