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Facebook to label national origin of popular posts

 

Last updated 4/22/2020 at 12:47pm



BARBARA ORTUTAY

AP Technology Writer

OAKLAND (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it will label posts from popular accounts with their geographic origin in an attempt to curb political misinformation by foreign-based pages that mimic legitimate groups and political parties.

The new policy will apply to popular pages about elections, entertainment and other topics and will stamp every post they make on Facebook and Instagram with its origin. For instance, an Instagram account targeting U.S. voters but based in Brazil will have every post labeled with "Based in Brazil." Users then can swipe to fi...



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