Facebook employs UK fact-checkers to combat fake news

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Facebook has employed a UK fact-checking service to help it deal with the spread of fake news.

Full Fact, a charity founded in 2010, will review stories, images and videos and rate them based on accuracy.

It said that it will focus on misinformation that could damage people’s health or safety or undermine democratic processes.

Facebook said it was working “continuously” to reduce the spread of misinformation.

Sarah Brown, training and news literacy manager at Facebook, said: “People don’t want to see false news on Facebook, and nor do we. We’re delighted to be working with an organisation as reputable and respected as Full Fact to tackle this issue.

In a blogpost, Full Fact explained that users can flag up content they think may be false and its team will rate the stories as true,…

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