The Week in Fact-Checking: Facebook takes baby steps with fact-checkers

No details yet, but I'll be watching this one:

Facebook and its third-party fact-checking partners met at FB headquarters in Menlo Park on Tuesday after a rocky 14 months of working together. (Daniel Funke had written about the fact-checkers’ concerns.)
My general takeaway is that Facebook is stepping up its commitment to this partnership by investing a lot more internal resources in the third-party fact-checking product. When it comes to transparency, there's still a ways to go. Data shared in the meeting was under an NDA, but we were reassured that it would soon be shared publicly. Plus, Facebook seems set to address key limitations of the fact-checking tool that have been criticized publicly. We'll see.


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