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Facebook Is Testing a "Satire" Tag So Dumb People Will Stop Getting Fooled by 'The Onion'

Within the past few weeks, Facebook has been rolling out a new feature that tags links from The Onion with a "[Satire]" warning, effectively killing the whole point of the website and making Facebook a safer place for dumb people everywhere. The "satire" tag doesn't show up when it's originally posted to Facebook but instead after users click through to the site then return to Facebook, where a list of three "related articles" appear. Probably the strangest part of the implementation is that it's limited to the "related articles" section only, and other satire sites such as Onion's Buzzfeed parody Clickhole are currently exempt from getting the [...]

What Fans of Abruptly Canceled Shows Talk About

I “Like” a lot of shows on Facebook. Why? I could say it’s because I like having my Feed updated with news reports and interesting links about who’s going to be on this week’s Simpsons episode or about a wood carving of Ron Swanson that I can’t believe hasn’t actually made its way onto Parks and Recreation's official Page yet. But to be honest, the likelier reason is because I’m a narcissist who feels the need to broadcast his Likes onto society — “Hey, look at me world, I love Party Down. I’m cool!”

In other words, I’m a Facebook user. But a “Like” shouldn’t be taken too lightly; [...]

Conan to Take Questions from the Unwashed Masses on Facebook

Conan O'Brien is really embracing the internet to promote his new show Conan. It makes sense, seeing as the internet is what really rallied behind him during the Tonight Show shitshow. Today's online promo: a YouTube video offering to answer any questions fans may have on his Facebook page. The questions will be answered in a later video, apparently. It's all well and good, but Conan, I still don't buy that that's your real office.