Facebook has launched a new feature where the users have the ability to report the story as a hoax. The new feature will help Facebook reduce the distribution of content that people have reported as hoaxes or misleading news. Thus providing them the news feed that matter to them directly.
The new added feature to report a story in News Feed as False works in the same way as reporting a story as spam. To reduce the number of these types of posts, News Feed will take into account when many people flag a post as false. News Feed will also take into account when many people choose to delete posts.
Therefore, any post that many people have reported as hoax or chosen to delete will get reduced distribution in News Feed and will eventually show a warning that many people have reported it as false information. The new feature will apply to posts including links, photos, videos, and status updates.