Facebook is now warning people about satirical posts


With sites like Waterford Whispers News, Daily Mash and The Onion clearly confusing too many people out there (where are they?) Facebook have decided to tag them as satirical.

The social media giant spoke to BBC about the move, saying: “We are running a small test which shows the text ‘[Satire]’ in front of links to satirical articles in the related articled unit in News Feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units.”

The tag will be tried out first by the company before they decide whether to make it a permanent fixture or not. 

So, if you were one of the people confused by articles such as this, and even worse, commented on them, you have officially ruined all of our fun. 

It was the Ryan Tubridy Waterford Whispers article that caused all of this, wasn't it? Definitely worth it. 

To make this news even more disappointing, site Literally Unebelievable, has been capturing people's reactions to The Onion. Needless to say, they are hilarious and we will miss them.