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Facebook Will Fact Check Images and Videos

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-09-13 20:09:14

After Russia was accused of using memes and viral images to influence elections, Facebook will now fact-check pictures and videos []

Facebook will start fact-checking images and videos, the company said Thursday [], expanding its review efforts to posts that are traditionally harder to monitor.

"People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day. We know that this kind of sharing is particularly compelling because it's visual. That said, it also creates an easy opportunity for manipulation by bad actors," Facebook said in a blog post.

Edited photos and strong visuals were common among the posts by Russian agents attempting to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other global elections, according to examples released by members of Congress [].

Meme Review! Meme Police!

Also at Engadget [], The Washington Post [], and MarketWatch [].

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