Facebook to provide more context about articles

Facebook has started to give users additional context about articles in News Feed.

The new feature is designed to provide users with the tools they need to make an informed decision about content.

“For links to articles shared in News Feed, we are testing a button that people can tap to easily access additional information without needing to go elsewhere,” said Facebook.

The contextual information is pulled from across Facebook and other sources, which include the publisher’s Wikipedia entry.

A button to follow the publisher’s page, trending articles, related articles about the topic, and information about how the article is being shared is also available.

“If that information is unavailable, we will let people know, which can also be helpful context.”

Facebook said the contextual information can help users evaluate articles and publishers.

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