Several satirical news publications like The Onion are known for their nearly believable headlines like “Tips For Being An Unarmed Black Teen,” which will come across as fake to any individual who applies common sense. However, Facebook seems to think otherwise as the social networking site is testing the “satire” tag to avoid people taking articles literally even though they are a play on societal notions of stereotypes and are meant to be humorous and sardonic.

However, the auto-tagging by Facebook is not applicable for all spoof-oriented sites and per ARS Techina’s Sam Machkoveck, is only valid for “related” article headlines. Machkovech made the discovery that some articles in his “related” section of the feed were prefaced with “Satire.” [Read more]

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