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Social media: Facebook's official fact-checkers are frustrated

Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Gadgets

The research organizations and editorial networks with which Facebook has been working against counterfeiting since December 2016 complain about the lack of support from the social network. A representative of Politifact said in a conversation with the magazine Politico.com that every day between 1,200 and 1,500 possibly incorrect articles were reported. His team, however, needs up to five hours to thoroughly check one. Therefore only a fraction of the work required could be done.

All in all, there are five organizations in the US who officially check the factual situation of News: In addition to Politifact, there are still Factcheck.org, Snopes.com and the news agency Associated Press (AP) and ABC News. All of Facebook is only an evaluation of which of the reported news are particularly demanded and read – more not.
Help with prioritization desired
According to Politico, the fact-checkers are particularly interested in deciding which of these articles should have special priority in a quick review. For example, they would like to know at an early stage which news would be rapidly spreading rapidly – Facebook's algorithms can clearly recognize this.

Facebook says that the desired information could not be passed on for privacy reasons. According to Politico, this attitude means that the research teams are not directly angered but increasingly frustrated. This was particularly evident during talks held during a meeting in Madrid, where around 150 editors had sought the open discussion with Facebook and Google about the topic.
Facebook does not delete articles criticized and criticized by the teams. Instead, they are clearly marked as "disputed," and only appear in the timeline with low priority.
Fact-checkers also want more information about this. For example, they would like to know the real impact their work has on the retrieval and distribution of marked news.

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