In its current battle to deal with fake news on its platform, Facebook is asking for users to rate article quality. So far there has been evidence of the surveys—located beneath the headline—posted to Twitter asking about headline accuracy.
The process by which Facebook will act on the findings of the survey is unknown, but the surveys do allow a form of basic open participation in assisting with cleaning up News Feeds by proving overall information on what users are expecting to see then applying that to a more private clean up effort.
What constitutes as “misleading” would be articles that leave out important information in the article or in the headline while clickbait is mainly about the headline to reel readers in.
The measure is a means to stemming suspect news on the platform with CEO Mark Zuckerberg introducing the approach—among others—in a statement late last month.
Another measure that Facebook has implemented include making it so that misleading headlines pop up less frequently, so it’s expected that the methods will all work in tandem. Where one tactic allows some articles through another will boot it from News Feeds if it doesn’t meet quality standards.