Facebook Adds Fact-Checking to Videos and Photos

Antonia Woodford, Facebook Product Manager, announced in a post on Facebook newsroom that the social network will expand its fact-checking tech designed to fight false news to both video and photo content.

According to Woodford, Facebook has "built a machine learning model that uses various engagement signals, including feedback from people on Facebook, to identify potentially false content. We then send those photos and videos to fact-checkers for their review, or fact-checkers can surface content on their own."

The fact-checking has been broadened to photos and videos, including all 27 third-party fact-checking partners from 17 different countries, to better fight multiple types of misinformation spread on the platform by bad actors.

Most of the partner organizations Facebook has accepted as fact-checking helpers also come with extensive experience in assessing video and photo content.

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