Facebook is reducing the distribution of false news and implementing additional policies and expanding technical capabilities on Facebook and Instagram to protect the integrity of the election and other false news.

Identifying false news: Facebook will identify news that may be false using signs like feedback from people on Facebook. Fact-checkers may also identify stories.

Reviewing stories: Third-party fact-checkers will review stories, check their facts, and rate their accuracy.

Showing false stories lower in News Feed: If a fact-checker rates a story as false, it will appear lower in the News Feed. This significantly reduces the number of people who see it.

Taking action against repeat offenders: Pages and websites that repeatedly share false news will see their distribution reduced and their ability to advertise removed.

Providing More Information if you See False News

Providing more context on false news: When fact-checkers write articles with more information about a story, you’ll see them in Related Articles immediately below the story in your News Feed.

Notifying people when they’ve shared false news: You’ll receive a notification if you try to share a story or have shared one in the past that’s been rated false by fact-checkers. Page Admins will also be notified if they share stories rated false.

Content across Facebook and Instagram that has been rated false or partly false by a third-party fact-checker will start to be more prominently labeled so that people can better decide for themselves what to read, trust and share. The labels will be shown on top of false and partly false photos and videos, including on top of Stories content and will link out to the assessment from the fact-checker.

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How do I mark a Facebook post as false news?

To mark a post as false news:

Click next to the post you’d like to mark as false.

Click Find Support or Report Post.

Click False news.

Click Send.

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