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Facebook to combat fake news with this new fact-checking program: Know how

The company will work with data services provider Appen to source community reviewers

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Inc said on Tuesday it would ask community reviewers to fact check content in a pilot program in the United States, as the social media platform looks to detect misinformation faster.

The company will work with data services provider Appen to source community reviewers.

The social media giant said data company YouGov conducted an independent study of community reviewers and users, who will be hired as contractors to review content flagged as potentially false through machine learning, before it is sent to Facebook's third-party fact-checking partners. is under pressure to police misinformation on its platform in the United States ahead of the November 2020 presidential election.

The company recently came under fire for its policy of exempting ads run by politicians from fact checking, drawing ire from Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

First Published: Wed, December 18 2019. 08:58 IST
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