Face­book launches fact-check­ing in UK

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

LON­DON: Face­book has en­tered into a part­ner­ship with in­de­pen­dent char­ity Full Fact to launch its factcheck­ing op­er­a­tion in Bri­tain, a me­dia re­port said.

As part of the part­ner­ship, Full Fact will re­view and rate the ac­cu­racy of con­tent on the social net­work, The Guardian re­ported on Fri­day.

The team of fact-check­ers at

Full Fact will be able to re­view im­ages, videos and links posted on Face­book and mark false con­tent as such. As a re­sult, peo­ple might know be­fore­hand if a post they are about to share on Face­book was found to be false. But Face­book would not stop users from shar­ing or read­ing false con­tent, The Guardian re­port said.

Face­book started part­ner­ing with third-party fact-check­ers in De­cem­ber 2016, in the wake of the US elec­tions which saw dis­in­for­ma­tion spread­ing across the plat­form, the Wired re­ported. |

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