FACEBOOK FACT-CHECKING PROGRAM LAUNCHED IN BRITAIN

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Social media company Facebook has entered into a partnership with independent charity Full fact to launch it’s fact-checking operation in Britain. According to Guardian’s report, This program will review and rate the content’s accuracy on social network. Full Fact Team will be able to review images, videos and links posted on Facebook and mark false content.

As a result, user might know beforehand if shared post on Facebook found to be false. According to the Guardian report, Full fact will initially be Facebook’s sole fact checking partner.

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“Fact-checking can take hours, day or weeks, so nobody has time to properly check everything they see online. But it’s important somebody’s doing it because online misinformation, at its worst, can seriously damage people’s safty or health,” Full Fact Director Will Moy was quoted as saying.