The unprecedented attempt by both Facebook and Twitter to stop people posting a news story has major ramifications for global media, democracy and regulators.
The results of the study showed that misinformation reminders increased the ability of participants to recall facts and belief accuracy.
"Social media networks have power, and with power comes responsibility," the minister said.
Facebook said the decision was "consistent with (Facebook's) past efforts to remove content that could lead to imminent harm given the possible risk to human life as the fires rage on."
"Our global investigation teams have found that two profiles showed suspicious signs of being fake profiles and were removed from the platform," the Facebook in Israel spokesperson said on Tuesday.
The new operation likewise focused heavily on protests in Hong Kong, but also promoted messages about the coronavirus pandemic, exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and Taiwan, the researchers said.
People should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy says.
The New York Times has come under fire after it published an editorial on June 3 from US Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, titled "Send in the Troops."
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The allegations came after Twitter fact-checked one of Trump's tweets for the first time, labeling it as false.