Facebook announced today that the company began fact-checking political photos and videos on Wednesday in an attempt to root out fake news.
The company announced in a blog post that the changes come as a result of Facebook’s plan to review “ongoing election efforts.”
“By now, everyone knows the story: during the 2016 US election, foreign actors tried to undermine the integrity of the electoral process,” Guy Rosen, vice president of product management at Facebook, wrote. “Their attack included taking advantage of open online platforms — such as Facebook — to divide Americans, and to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt.”
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