Facebook’s groups are pretty important in case you want to learn about an online community. However, often times, spammers join the groups in order to spread false information. As the company in recent times have faced increased criticisms for its apparent failure to stop the problem, the social networking platform has introduced several features to help users to identify fake news stories. And now, the company has rolled out a new update to enable group administrators ask questions to users who ask to join a community for the first time.
The inclusion of the feature was first reported by TechCrunch and starting from now, if the admins of a group is willing, they will be able to add a questionnaire to avoid fake profiles. The feature has been added to all the groups and the administrators can use the new feature to ask potential members up to 3 questions. In order to join the group, members will need to answer them in 250 characters or less.
Few weeks earlier, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that more than 100 million users were part of meaningful groups which are helping everyone in the community. As the groups provide a larger audience base for spammers and fake news sites, introducing this new feature might help the social network to fight against spammers and fake news sites more efficiently.
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