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How to Stop Fake News From Spreading on Facebook




Fake news or articles spreading false information have seamlessly blended into our news feed and a lot of users online are sadly being persuaded by some of this misinformation.

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However, for those who can discern the differences between real news and the ones meant to misinform, you can help filter out these posts so that fake ones no longer spread.

Below is a simple guide on how to report those fake news that you might encounter while browsing your Facebook feed.

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Step 1: Click the Option button on the post itself (drop down arrow on top right corner). This will show the available options for the entry.

Step 2: Choose to ‘Report post’. It will then ask you to give a reason why you want to report it.

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Step 3: Click on ‘I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook’.

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Step 4: You will see an option saying ‘it’s a false news story’ (second item). Hit that and Facebook will be notified.

After due process and verification, that specific post should already stop making its way to people’s news feed. You can also use this method to report other posts that you think are not supposed to be seen publicly on Facebook by clicking through to See more options.

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If a post is racist, has someone buying and selling things like shotguns, marijuana, or adult items — these can also be brought up to Facebook’s attention. Again, actions will be taken after the post has gone through the company’s verification process.

Together, we can hopefully push for having a healthier news feed every time we browse.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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12 Responses

  1. Jess says:

    How do you report an entire fake news blog? Like that Mocha Uson blog.

    • Dave says:

      And how do I report people like you? who are so biased and blind that any truth is reported as false? the whole time you are obsessed in worshiping your yellow drug protecting gods?

    • kabebegirl says:

      “worshiping your yellow drug protecting gods?” Hiyang-hiya naman si kumpareng Peter Lim ni Digong.

    • kabebegirl says:

      Ikaw ang blind. Bulag ka na sa pagkapanatiko mo. Kung drug rotector lang din ang pag-uusapan, saan ba nagmumula ang druga? Diba sa China? #1 supplier na sambang samba ang Poon nyo. Tas again, san si Peter Lim? Ikaw ang bulag, gumising ka sa katotohanang ginagago ka ng Poon nyo.

  2. kabebegirl says:

    Sana itake down na ng Facebook ang page ni Mocha. Yan ang reyna ng misinformation sa internet ngayon. Anggulo na ng social media dahil sa kanya mula pa nong kampanya, puro katangahan at propaganda.

    Haaay, sana bumalik na yong dating social media, yong halos good vibes lang.

    • NikonGuy says:

      try mo e report kung ano ang gawin ng Facebook. Update mo kami ha?

    • eh says:

      Matagal ng may kaguluhan sa social media. Panahon pa na VP si Binay at nagpahiwatig na tatakbo sa pagka presidente ay nagsimula na ang mga kaguluhan at siraan na yan. Sino ba nagsimula ng ganitong pakana sa tingin mo?

    • kabebegirl says:

      I know pero hindi ganito kalala ngayon. Ang laki ang kaibhan. garapalan ang gaguhan. Sinasamantala ang ang kahinaan ng marami nating kababayan.

    • kabebegirl says:

      lalo na yong mga nakafreedata.

  3. roiji says:

    Pwede rin pala itong abusuhin ng mga worshipers at keyboard warriors sa ANYTHING the deem not the “truth”…

  4. tehot says:

    daming bitter kay mocha. eh yung rappler at philstar atbp na legit news site dami mali maling report. gumawa din kayo ng blog kontrahin nyo yung mga sinasabi nya haha ay oo nga pala gumawa na rin pala ang mga dilaw ng mga fb pages hehe puro nilalangaw lang

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    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Many thanks

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