Facebook tests augmenting article links with publisher info from Wikipedia

Posted on October 9, 2017
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Facebook is continuing its efforts to give people more context about what they read on the social network as part of an attempt to stem the spread of fake news.

In a test starting today, Facebook will add context to article links appearing in people’s news feeds by attaching information about the publisher that’s pulled from sources like the publisher’s Wikipedia page, the company announced on Thursday. A Facebook spokesperson has yet to answer a question about how Facebook is able to identify whether a link shared on the social network corresponds with an article versus a non-article web page.

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