Facebook is cracking down on hoaxes in your News Feed

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Facebook is tweaking the News Feed yet again.

In its latest update, the social network is again going after News Feed spam, but this time is focusing on reducing the hoaxes that appear in users’ feeds. Facebook defines hoaxes as scams or “deliberately false or misleading stories.”

Such posts, like the rumor that iOS 8 added the ability to recharge iPhones by putting them in a microwave (thanks, 4Chan), are deleted but reported twice as often as other types of posts, Facebook says.

Now, when users see a false news story — either as a link, photo, or video post — they can report it as false Read more…

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