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Facebook adds `Satire` tag to fun articles

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:06

New York: For those who like parody news outlet The Onion and post those fun articles on Facebook, the social media website is going to add a "satire" tag with their news feed.

If a user clicks through an Onion article and returns to their news feed, they will be auto tagged with "Satire", Ars Technica reported.

This is how it works.

If a friend posts an Onion link to his or her Facebook feed, click on it for a laugh.
Once you are done at The Onion and come back to your desktop or laptop browser, Facebook will generate a box with that article`s headline and the word "satire" in brackets.

According to Facebook, "We are running a small test which shows the text `Satire` in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed".

"This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units," a Facebook spokesperson told Ars Technica.

First Published: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:06
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