…Facebook’s pop-up message is exclusive for 6% of its global Android users.
Facebook’s latest pop-up as a tech that prompts users about sharing articles they haven’t read — the pop-up window is reportedly in its testing phase. Facebook shared this announcement as a tweet — the pop-up tech attempts to curtail viral misinformation which encourages users to be more of readers.
The spokesman representing the social media company shared more details that made it worth noting that users can still proceed to share articles they have not read — this means users can ignore the pop-up must-read warning.
Facebook rolled out this tool testing it on its Android user-base — only 6% of its global Android users will test this prompt anti-false information message, in line with Facebook’s spokesman.
“Starting today, we’re testing a way to promote more informed sharing of news articles. If you go to share a news article link you haven’t opened, we’ll show a prompt encouraging you to open it and read it, before sharing it with others,” Facebook Newsroom writes on Twitter.
Meanwhile, other social media such as Twitter has already sampled and accredited this pop-up warning message during the 2020 pandemic — at the time when false information spreads virally.
While other critics consented differently towards reading the same article, they might have come across elsewhere. It iteratively becomes annoying being promoted to read at must when sharing content is based on basic information.
Based on feedback from the Facebook community, this tech intends to curb the viral spread of false information. While reading encourages users to converse or socialize with accurate information about the article they have shared.
Facebook has been combating spreading false information overtime, this pop-up tech serves as a mechanism for users to be accurate with details not “missing key fact,” as the pop-up message implies. It worth noting that headlines can be misleading — another factor that promotes misinformation.