Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of the story and headline was based on incorrect information regarding a feature to test for fake news on Facebook. That feature appears be based on a Chrome extension.
SAN FRANCISCO — A Chrome browser extension that puts warning labels on fake
news articles in Facebook News Feed was mistaken for Facebook running a test to root out misinformation on the giant social network.
TechCrunch reported Thursday that a source had sent the publication a screenshot of a warning label from that person's News Feed that read: "This website is not a reliable news source. Reason: Classification Pending."
A Facebook spokesman identified the source of the screenshot as a Chrome browser extension.