Facebook tackles fake news in the UK with a new fact-checking service

Facebook tackles fake news in the UK with a new fact-checking service

Stan Schroeder 11/01/2019

Facebook is partnering up with Full Fact, a British charitable organization that focuses on fact-checking, to get rid of fake news in the UK, the company announced Friday.

This is a continuation of Facebook's efforts to combat fake news, which the company ramped up after the 2016 election, but it's the first time the company has launched such an initiative in the UK. 

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This is how it'll work: Facebook users in the UK will be able to flag potentially misleading content. Then, Full Fact's fact-checkers will take over and check the content for accuracy, rating it as true, false or a mix of both. Read more...

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