Connect with us
Become A Crypto Expert


Facebook: New Feature Will Hopefully Teach Users to ‘Think Before Posting’

LOS ANGELES – On Monday, Facebook said it would be testing out a new feature for users in which it would prompt users to open and read an article before blindly posting it to the social media platform.

The new feature will activate if a user attempts to share a news article if they have not clicked it and read it prior to sharing it to users.

“If you go to share a news article link you haven’t opened, we’ll show a prompt encouraging you to open it and read it, before sharing it with others,” the company wrote in a tweet.

However, some users believe this isn’t the fully-executed solution, going even further to suggest that an “indicator be added to posts where the author hasn’t read the article they are sharing.”

This move by Facebook follows suit to Twitter’s similar message prompt it enacted last year in response to misinformation campaigns during the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.

Have you recently tried to retweet the link to an article you came across on Twitter, but haven’t read it? If so, you have probably seen a pop-up message from Twitter asking you if you want to read it first before retweeting. This prompt was initiated back in June 2020, when the company announced that it began testing the feature on Android phones in English “to help promote informed discussion,” the company said.

After three-months of testing the feature, Twitter said its users were opening articles 40% more often after seeing the prompt.

Facebook’s new feature comes after a March blog post by Mark Zuckerberg where the company began adding labels to all posts about COVID-19 vaccines, in hopes of mitigating the spread of misinformation on the platform.

Since January 7, Facebook has continued to uphold its suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump, justifying the ongoing suspension by saying the platform fears Trump would “incite further violence while refusing to accept President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.” Facebook says it relied specifically on two posts in re-evaluating its decision to ban the former president.

Currently, the social media giant is facing another potential legal dilemma, according to a report by CNBC.

On Tuesday, Facebook was given an injunction by The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI), preventing Facebook from processing personal data on WhatsApp. Facebook, according to CNBC, is still deciding how to appeal the order.

For the past couple of years, Facebook has been looking for new ways to monetize its popular, yet highly-contested messaging app, WhatsApp, which also happens to be used by approximately 60 million people in Germany since the company acquired it for $19 billion in 2014.

WhatsApp users worldwide have been promoted to agree to app’s updated Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Users have until May 15 to agree to that prompt if they want to continue using the app, which is now struggling to compete with more popular rivals, Signal and Telegram.

For more News, please click here.

Andrew Rossow is the Legal Editor and Strategy Operations Advisor at Disrupt Magazine, focusing on cannabis, social justice, and technology. He is a practicing attorney and the CEO and President of AR Media Consulting. He serves as a co-founder of The Guardian Project, alongside TV actor, Mark Pellegrino (13 Reasons Why, Supernatural, Lost, Dexter). Rossow has appeared regularly on CHEDDAR TV, ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC affiliate networks throughout the U.S. He has been recognized by Entrepreneur and Fast Company for his journalistic integrity in helping build out and grow media outlets, formerly Grit Daily News.

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

Entrepreneurship7 months ago

Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm

In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...

Entrepreneurship7 months ago

5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021

Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...

Politics1 year ago

Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President

We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...

Business1 year ago

John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future

John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...

Finance1 year ago

Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis

It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...

Entrepreneurship1 year ago

Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women

The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....

Marketing2 years ago

How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business

There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24

Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...


Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.