Facebook ruin The Onion's jokes like massive spoilsports

20 August 2014

the onion Are you the kind of person who responds to a joke with "REALLY?!" Then you're the kind of person who has probably been hoodwinked by a headline from The Onion, which all right thinking people know, is a satirical outlet.

Funnier than The Onion is the people who rant and whine after believing one of their stories, getting themselves in a fluster while everyone else laughs at them.

However, that may be a thing of the past as stupid Facebook are going to flag The Onion's articles with a 'satire' tag in news feeds, just so stupid people don't get caught out. Spoilsports.

A Facebook rep told Ars Technica that they'd "received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units," which they should've ignored or not completely invented.

Of course, once The Onion heard about this new feature, they produced an article about a fictional man who required a tag to understand his News Feed.

If Facebook decide to roll this out, it'll be bad news for the brilliant blog Literally Believable, who chronicle all the idiotic responses from people taken in by Onion stories.

This all reminds us of the time when someone complained about a Chris Morris sketch from The Day Today, which saw Morris responding with a typically withering put-down.

Handily, Cookdandbombd recently uploaded it and you can watch it below.

TOPICS:   Social Media   Not The Onion

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