We all watched last week, as Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg denied that the spread of fake news on Facebook was responsible for U.S. election results. Whatever the case might be, we all know that fake news is a big problem on the platform. Now, there is a Chrome extension to help you tell the B.S. from fact.
B.S. Detector is a Chrome extension that claims it can identify fake news on your News Feed. Released just this week, and apparently written in about an hour, B.S. Detector identifies articles from questionable sources that have been manually inputted. The creator of the extension says that he may also allow other users to start adding their own lists of questionable domains. At the moment, users can submit their own on GitHub.
It’s quite simple to use. When activated, articles coming from sources that are deemed questionable, are flagged with a warning, on the News Feed. As its creator, Daniel Sieradski explained,
[quote]I built this in about an hour yesterday after reading Mark Zuckerberg’s BS about not being able to flag fake news sites. Of course you can. It just takes having a spine to call out nonsense. This is just a proof of concept at this point, but it works well enough,[/quote]
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