This is one of the arguments proudly put forward by Mark Zuckerberg and the executives of Facebook when it comes to the spread of information, this new evil of the century.
The firm explains that it has taken up the problem head-on-body by partnering with various partners in the media industry, responsible for verifying the content shared on the platform and building a dike against the endless waves of disinformation .
"We are proud to have, over the past three years, established a network of more than fifty partners in forty languages around the world – something that other social networks have not done – to reduce misinformation on Facebook", said the company told Popular Information.
Because in trying to lift the veil on the will to be truthful of Facebook and its partners, the American site discovered a reality infinitely more modest than could have made believe these brave announcements.
According to calculations by the American site, the seven partners of the platform in the United States (Science Feedback, AP, hooly News US, Factcheck.org, Daily Caller, Politifact and Lead Stories, to which Reuters will soon be added) fact-checked that 302 contained in the month of January 2020.
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"The reality is that almost nothing on Facebook is fact-checked," coldly concludes Popular Information, which notes that millions of articles are shared in continuous flow by the 200 million Americans present on the platform.
Popular Information also tried to determine the amount spent by Facebook for its "veracity-washing" program. Lead Stories received $ 102,000 (93,000 euros) for his work when Factcheck.org said it was paid $ 229,600 by Mark Zuckerberg's firm.
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