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New Facebook alert and the action you should take

Keep News 6, your trusted source for news, at top of your feed

You may have noticed recently when logging in to your Facebook app that it has yet another warning for users. In the latest effort to fight fake news, it is taking action by working with fact-checkers and removing false accounts.

Though Facebook says it blocks millions of attempts to register fake accounts every day, some still get through. In its commitment to reducing the spread of false news, they are removing fake accounts by identifying them through technology and feedback from the community.

You can help to control what’s in your news feed and protect yourself from the fake stuff, preventing yourself from becoming part of the problem in sharing “news” that really isn’t, by putting News 6 at the top of

[WATCH VIDEO ABOVE FOR STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS]

Look for our name, “News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando” in the search bar, and then add us. You’ll want your trusted local news source at the top of your News Feed.

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And then mark us for priority treatment, so that you don't miss a thing. Here’s how to do that:

  • Go to our page.
  • "Like" us if you haven't already.
  • Tap or click on the "Following" tab, in the upper left area of your screen.
  • Make sure your preferences say “See first” under the section called "In your News Feed."
  • Make sure your preferences are switched to “On” for Notifications. This will allow you to be alerted if we post an event or hop online for a Facebook Live session.

Here’s what it should look like: 

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“If we can’t get to a place where we have a platform of 2 billion people who are able to connect and communicate authentically, and we’re not able to protect that from abuse, then we really will have failed,” a representative says in a Facebook video.

News 6 also values communication and appreciates users choosing us to be their trusted source for news, which is why we promise to continue meeting them where they need us to be, whether that's on Facebook and other social media platforms, on air or in the community.

Watch News 6 every day on WKMG-TV, on the News 6 app and on ClickOrlando.com.

Be sure to also follow us on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @news6wkmg.


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