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Open becomes a partner of Facebook in Italy on fact-checking

2021-10-12T16:21:36.362Z

Facebook has announced the entry of Open into its independent collaborators for fact-checking. (HANDLE)



Facebook has announced the entry of Open into its independent collaborators for fact-checking. The section coordinated by David Puente has already been certified by the independent organization 'International Fact-Checking Network' and joins Pagella Politics, Facebook partner in Italy since January 2018, in the fight against disinformation. Together they will carry out their analysis work on Facebook and Instagram in Italy. "Giving people more information about what they see online is critical to helping them decide what to read, what to believe and what to share," Facebook explains in a statement. "Since 2016, Facebook has been collaborating with independent fact-checking partners to identify and combat disinformation on its platforms.The number of partners has almost tripled over the years and today we work with more than 80 independent fact-checkers around the world, who analyze content in over 60 different languages. "Whenever a fact-checker evaluates content as fake, Facebook it reduces its distribution, so that fewer people can see it, and warns those who have already seen it about the incorrectness.It also applies a warning label to the content that refers to the analysis made by the fact-checker.It also applies a warning label to the content that refers to the analysis made by the fact-checker.It also applies a warning label to the content that refers to the analysis made by the fact-checker.

Facebook recently announced several updates to the program, introducing two new classifications available to fact-checkers: "Altered", for videos and images that have been manipulated, and "Contextless", for content that isn't quite. false but which can be misleading without additional context.

"We are pleased to welcome Open as a fact-checking partner in Italy. Together with Pagella Politics, it will play a key role in helping us fight and reduce the spread of disinformation in Italian on our platforms" said Luca Colombo, Country Director of Facebook Italy.

(HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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