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Facebook wants to start showing tips to users who share news and links to articles without reading them. This new tip is an effort by social platforms to curb the spread of misinformation on Facebook. 

In recent years, the company has suffered multiple controversies due to the spread of false news and misinformation. Several steps have now been taken to direct users to real information, especially during elections and ongoing pandemics. 

This new tip appears to be a complement to these measures and allows users to share more information than the often misleading title. The social media giant posted the tweet on Twitter in the Facebook newsroom on Monday. 

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 Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) May 10, 2021

This feature is in trial mode and not all users can see it right away. For those who have obtained it, if they are going to share a news link that has not been opened, Facebook will display a message encouraging them to open it and read it first, and then share it with others. 

Facebook said it hopes to use this message to promote the informed sharing of news articles. If Facebook recognizes that the user is sharing the link without opening it, a message will be displayed at the bottom of the window with a message, “You” are about to share this article without opening it. 

Facebook warns that sharing an article without reading it can mean losing key data. Provides two options for users to choose “open the article” or “continue sharing.” Although this is a step towards a more conscious exchange A deliberate step, Facebook continues to fight against the spread of fake news on the platform for a long time. 

Just last month, the government asked them to remove criticism of the current medical crisis or spread false news during the pandemic. After the content, Facebook and Twitter removed around 100 posts and URLs.

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