Facebook has started a new test to give people additional context on the articles they see in News Feed. This feature has been designed to provide people some of the tools they need to make an informed decision about which stories to read, share, and trust.
Facebook is testing a new ‘i’ button that is displayed when links to articles are shared in the news feed. Tapping on the button will give people more information about the publisher.
Helping people access this important contextual information can help them evaluate if articles are from a publisher they trust, and if the story itself is credible.
This is just the beginning of the test. We’ll continue to listen to people’s feedback and work with publishers to provide people easy access to the contextual information that helps people decide which stories to read, share, and trust, and to improve the experiences people have on Facebook.