Somaliland: Facebook Africa Initiates Third Party Fact-checking

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Somalilandsun-Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation.

Both Africa Check and AFP are part of a global network of fact-checking organisations, certified by the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network.

Facebook’s fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals the platform uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review. Local articles will be fact-checked alongside the verification of photos and videos. If one of its fact-checking partners identifies a story as false, Facebook will show it lower in the News Feed, significantly reducing its distribution. Continue reading Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

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