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Facebook and satire ...

Facebook and satire ...

Facebook and satire ...

Facebook are now flagging posts with URLs from "The Onion" with a 'satire' tag to remind their users not to take them seriously.


Which might be a good idea, except for, ....

... Those users most likely do not actually know what 'satire' means.


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RE: Facebook and satire ...

Quote (ChrisHirst)

Those users most likely do not actually know what 'satire' means.

Well, the ones overreacting to a joke that they obviously don't get are the funniest to laugh at! bigsmile

RE: Facebook and satire ...

From TechNewsWorld:

Facebook Adds 'Training Wheels' for the Humor-Impaired
Facebook has begun labeling some of the satirical news articles that
appear in users' news feeds with a tag designed to prevent readers from
mistaking the content for genuine news. The social network's "[Satire]"
tag is apparently part of an experiment that's been under way for a
month or so. The rules for its application don't seem to be entirely

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RE: Facebook and satire ...

In one of The Simpson’s episode from a couple of years ago: TV News and on the bottom of the screen: "... EU puts Greece on E-Bay..." It could happen

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