Facebook is testing an automatic “Satire” tag to help users differentiate real news from fake news articles on the social network. Once a user clicks a link to a joke story and then returns to their news feed the “Satire” tag is automatically added to the link and a selection of additional spoof stories is featured below.
“We are running a small test which shows the text ‘[Satire]” in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in the news feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from the others in these units.” ~ Facebook
Facebook has been running the test for about a month and will determine whether or not the feature is permanently incorporated based on the data generated from this test.