A mockup illustrating two posts in a feed: one is labelled as "misleading" whereas the one beneath it has a less severe label of "Stay informed".

Label misleading content; add links to reliable, related content

Reduces spread of true but deliberately misleading information

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What It Is

Labels of "Get the latest," "Stay informed," or "Misleading" or similar, attached to posts that are not technically false but are easily and commonly misinterpreted.

For example, moderators of a Facebook group could label misleading posts and add links to reliable and recent information about topics, or point out logical fallacies in a specific post.

When To Use It

For all social media realms that rely on accurate information. This would come up when people are viewing content after it has been shared.

What Is Its Intended Impact

Cuts down on the spread of misinformation in the form of misinterpreted or intentionally distorted facts.

How We Know It Works

How We Know It Might Work

Yaqub et. al (2020) found that labeling online content as disputed reduced the likelihood of readers to share the labeled content (https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3313831.3376213)

Why It Matters

Special Considerations


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Political Behavior

Real Solutions for Fake News? Measuring the Effectiveness of General Warnings and Fact‑Check Tags in Reducing Belief in False Stories on Social Media

Katherine Clayton, Spencer Blair, Jonathan Busam, Samuel Forstner, & al.
December 15, 2020

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