Facebook has tried numerous methods in a bid to fight fake news. Not all of them are successful, though, and it's now clear that they can even backfire. Its decision to flag false stories led to more sharing as those determined to believe the claims were incensed. The social network has a new strategy, though: rather than draw attention to the links, it's shrinking them. Facebook told TechCrunch that it's reducing the "visual prominence" of known false stories. You may only see a tiny thumbnail and brief text description for a hoax, but an accurate story will have a large image and bold text. The aim, as you've no doubt guessed, is to boost the chances you'll miss a bogus story while scrolling through your News Feed.