Facebook will warn you when you share old news

Facebook will warn you when you share old news

Stan Schroeder 26/06/2020

Sometimes an article that was relevant a few years ago is painfully obsolete now, and sharing it might do more harm than good (and invoke the fury of your journalist friends). And sometimes it's just so old that everyone (but you, apparently) has already seen it. 

Yet, it happens to all of us — it's easy to forget to check the publication date, which is often hidden from view. 

Now, Facebook is doing something about it. On Thursday, the company announced it will start showing a notification screen, letting users know that they're sharing an article that's more than 90 days old. 

Facebook says news publishers have expressed concerns about older stories being shared on social sites, as it can "misconstrue the state of current events."  Read more...

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