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Facebook employs UK fact-checkers to flag fake news

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Jan 11, 2019 9:45 AM 2+ mon ago

If you see a suspicious post on Facebook in the UK, you can now report it for assessment by a team of full-time fact-checkers. The site has teamed up with independent charity Full Fact to assess posts that have been reported manually, as well as ones flagged by Facebook's in-house software as potentially fake.

This isn't Facebook's first team-up with a third-party fact-checking organization; it began forging such partnerships in 2016, joining forces with Snopes and Politico in the wake of the US presidential elections.

Misleading posts won't be deleted, but they'll be marked as untrue and will appear lower in news feeds. Users will still be able to share them, but will be warned about their dodgy nature beforehand.

This is just one of the measures Facebook is taking to tackle fake news on its platform. Last year, it was revealed that the site assigns users a reputation score between one ...

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