Rappler's latest stories on fact-checking programs
Facebook's fact checking program expands to Ethiopia, Zambia, Somalia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Instagram users can now report suspicious posts shared across the photo and video-sharing platform
One of Full Fact's 10 recommendations calls on Facebook to release data on how posts have been shared over time, as well as their reach. Facebook says Full Fact's recommendations are being actively pursued by its teams.
Snopes' former managing editor Brooke Binkowski accuses Facebook of spreading fake news on behalf of hostile foreign powers, favoring advertisers, and using the fact-check program as a form of crisis PR
Malacañang, meanwhile, 'commiserates' with Duterte supporters who have slammed the social media platform's tie-up with the news organizations
'It's encouraging to see Facebook take a stronger stance on this issue and partner with agencies that are genuinely fighting fake news,' says Senator Bam Aquino
'Partnering with third-party fact-checking organizations is one of the ways we hope to better identify and reduce the reach of false news that people share on our platform,' says Clair Deevy, Facebook Director for Community Affairs for Asia Pacific