Facebook groups exposed to hundreds of hoax posts, study shows

  • August 24, 2023
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Charity Full Fact finds more than 1,200 false posts on topics from deadly snakes to serial killers at large

Members of local Facebook groups have been exposed to hundreds of hoax posts, including false reports of missing children or deadly snakes on the loose, a study shows.

The fact-checking charity Full Fact found more than 1,200 false posts on the social media site’s community groups across the world, and warned that these were probably just “the tip of the iceberg”.

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