The world has come to a point in which you need to question authenticity in every post, especially Facebook. Especially in regards to recent events, each and every Facebook user has to take the extra measure to make sure that what they read and trust is truly reliable. Whatever you do, you really should not trust any article of the thousands of unverified pages you “liked” in middle school.
Picture this: You’re in your 20s, people are scrolling through Facebook and seeing all of the pages that you “liked” when you were in middle school. They read, “Friendship is like peeing on yourself. Everyone can see it but only you get the warm feeling it brings.”
— Middle Schoolers (@4middleschool) December 23, 2017
Facebook has begun to hire third-party publishers to “help it validate whether news articles that are distributed on the social network contain fake or misleading information.” Facebook is a tough website to manage with millions of world-wide users. These users do not their newsfeeds to be distorted with false information. However, it has been clear that Facebook newsfeeds have become tarnished by propaganda and other certain agendas that are set forth. The scary part is that even with the help of third-party publishers and trusting verified accounts, you still do not know what you are going to get.
Libya's "keyboard warriors" excel at fake news and hate. They also provide coordinates for bombing targets. https://t.co/10Dq0BlT3e
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) September 4, 2018
According to New York Times World, there are still “keyboard warriors” trying to infiltrate the social media platform which may appear on Facebook pages that you trust. For now, I would say our best bet is when it comes to getting information from Facebook, seek the verified news channel pages that you trust. Sometimes just a verified page is not enough.