Have you heard of the Facebook new education campaign tool? Well if you haven’t heard of this campaign tool, it is understandable. Do you know why? Well, this is due to the fact that this campaign was not launched in all the regions where Facebook is available. Now one might want to know what the campaign is all about. Just as the name implies, this campaign is an educational campaign.
Description Facebook New Education Campaign
Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms in the world, no doubt. This social media platform is used or visited by two billion people on a monthly basis. Some persons use the platform for personal purposes while others use the platform for business purposes. Facebook is a very popular platform and the hard fact is that you might have an account on the platform and the same goes for your family and friends.
Facebook is a platform that can hardly be related to anything bad, but there are some persons that make use of the platform for dubious means in the sense that they use it in sending and spreading fake news. While Facebook will over to support the platform being used as a news platform, using it for the spread of fake news is something they will not want to be part of.
Using Facebook to spread fake news is not a new thing. This has been around for quite some time and so far it has been effective. Since the platform is being used and visited by lots of people on a daily basis from all over the world, the platform is almost the perfect place to spread fake news. World governments and Facebook itself have been making moves in limiting and stopping the spread of fake news completely, hence the Facebook new education campaign.
How Does the Facebook Education Campaign Work
Users who find the ad at the top of their news feed will be redirected to its own help center. On the help center, they will find 10 tips for finding and identifying false stories. These tips will include looking at an article’s URL and therefore investigating the source of a story. This will, therefore, lead a reader to think about whether the article is genuine or it’s fake. Another tip will also make readers be skeptical of headlines. This is due to the fact that fake news always goes with catchy headlines.
Countries Where The Facebook Education Campaign On Fake News Will Appear
This campaign will appear in fourteen countries in total. Users in these countries and regions will see the ad and pop up on their news feed. The campaign will, therefore, appear in the following places;
- Myanmar (Burma).
- United kingdom.
- The Philippines.
- The United States.
This education campaign by Facebook will be aimed at stopping the spread of fake news on the platform. This campaign will be launched in selected countries. Facebook users in selected regions will see an ad on top of their news feed. This ad will be prompting them on how to spot fake news and how they can report it. This ad will show for three days. Also, this ad is designed to help people become more discerning readers, the firm confirmed.
Although users all over the world who have been affected by the spread and promotion of fake news on Facebook have been excited about this development. Experts however have questioned the effectiveness of the campaign