Facebook is taking what it calls a “first step” toward helping Canadians tell the difference between fake news and the real thing online.
As of Friday, the social media giant will post a banner on the top of news feeds in Canada and 14 other countries that directs subscribers to a tip sheet that it hopes will educate users on how they can decipher what is, or isn’t, false or misleading information.
“It’s the first time we’re doing something of this magnitude,” said Kevin Chan, head of public policy at Facebook.
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