Facebook increases transparency by sharing post locations

Date:23 April 2020 Author: Imogen Searra

Facebook has announced that it will be sharing the location of posts from high reach pages and accounts. In a move to be more transparent, the social media giant will roll out the new feature starting in the US.

In a statement, Facebook said: “Today, we’re going a step further to provide the location of high-reach Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts on every post they share, so people have more information to help them gauge the reliability and authenticity of the content they see in their feeds.

“We’re piloting this feature in the US, starting specifically with Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts that are based outside the US but reach large audiences based primarily in the US.”

By providing users with transparent information, they can choose to continue consuming content from certain pages or not. They will also be able to make truly informed decisions. Users can also cross-check themselves when deciding to share content or not.

“We’re also exploring ways to bring this transparency to more places, such as Facebook Pages and Instagram Profiles. These changes are part of our broader efforts to protect elections and increase transparency on Facebook and Instagram so people can make more informed decisions about the posts they read, trust and share.”

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