Last year, Twitter put in place a system that encourages users to read the content of an article before tweeting it again on the network. A measure linked to fake news, disinformation or even hateful content, which makes it possible to avoid the distribution of an article based solely on its title.
Facebook in the pens of Twitter
We are currently testing an identical process on the Facebook page. Indeed, the social network wants to encourage the user to open this link that they want to share. If you click the Share button before opening the link in question, Facebook will display a warning message clearly indicating that the user wants to share an article without even opening it.
Of course, this does not prevent the article from being shared anyway, as the user then has two options. The latter may decide to be sensible and read the article in question or even share that article that they deem relevant based on just a title or picture.
Starting today, we’re testing a way to encourage the informed exchange of news articles. When you share an unopened link to a news article, you’ll see a prompt asking you to open it and read it before you share it with others. pic.twitter.com/brlMnlg6Qg
– Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) May 10, 2021
“Starting today, we’re testing a way to encourage the informed exchange of news articles. If you want to share a link to a news article that you haven’t opened, you’ll see a pop-up asking you to open it and read it before you share it with others, ”explains the network. American Social.