MIUI 12.5 begins to reach 6 other Xiaomi phones

Facebook wants us to know that El Mundo Today is satire, and will thus mark the publications so that they are not confused with reality

Surely more than once one of your Facebook contacts has shared absurd news with outrageous comments. And there is chances that you believed that news or that you were yourself who has shared it to the world in their profile. It is something that happens sometimes. Even Donald Trump, so assiduous on social networks that he should have a lot of experience with them, fell into the trap of indignantly sharing humorous information that indicated that Twitter was going to close its platform to avoid the dissemination of negative news about the then Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

To avoid it (or try to do it) Facebook has started using tags that announce when a post is from a "satire page". And this novelty comes from the hand of other labels such as "public official" or "fan page" so that everyone knows the origin of certain publications. For now it is being tested in the United States and the social network has said that it will reach more markets, according to The Verge. Anyway, according to the Facebook announcement it seems that it will be the satirical pages themselves that should decide whether to use this label.

So, if these tests continue well, at some point Facebook in Spain could tell us when a news item from El Mundo Today is a story from El Mundo Today and the same with the satirical information that in Latin America, Actualidad Panamericana or Deforma share on the Internet and social networks.

The Facebook button to identify fake news makes its debut in Spain

Why label satirical information

The Today World

In the information shared on your Twitter profile, Facebook specifies what it will take as satirical pages. "They are a way for people to share comments using humor, exaggeration, or absurdity to raise an issue".

Mark Zuckerberg's signature also answers why he has decided to label the satirical pages. "The Posts from satirical pages can look very similar to posts made by public figures or conventional news sources. Pages can label themselves satirical to avoid that confusion. "

It's not the first time that Facebook has tagged pages to contextualize posts


This is not the first time that the social network tries to clarify the context of the publications in the "News Feed" by means of tags. In June of last year he began labeling media that are "wholly or partially under the editorial control of your government".

Such media need labels, Facebook argued, because "they combine the influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state, and we believe that people should know if the news they read comes from a publication that may be under the influence of a government. "