• Beyond fake news? Facebook to fact check photos, videos

    7 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Facebook says it's expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos as it fights fake news and misinformation on its service.
    The move comes as bad actors seeking to sow political discord in the U.S. and elsewhere embrace images and video to spread misinformation.
    The company has been testing the image fact-checks since the spring, beginning with France and the news agency AFP. Now, it will send all of its 27 third-party fact-checkers disputed photos and videos to verify - or the fact-checkers can find them on their own.
    If they are untrue or misleading, Facebook...
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  • Facebook Expands Video and Photo Fact-Checking Efforts With Outside Partners

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Facebook is expanding its fact-checking initiative, intended to screen the accuracy of photos and videos, to all of its third-party information-checking organizations.
    The social networking company said Thursday that all of its 27 partners in 17 countries would now be able to access and contribute to its video and photo-screening technology.
    Facebook first detailed its photo and video fact-checking project in March and said at the time that the Agence France-Presse news service would participate. With the expansion, organizations like Pagella Politica in Italy, Animal Politico in Mexico...
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