Facebook starts fact-checking partnership with Reuters [reuters.com]:
A newly created unit at Reuters will fact-check user-generated photos, videos, headlines and other content for Facebook’s U.S. audience in both English and Spanish, the news agency said in a statement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Facebook works with seven other fact-checking partners in the United States, including Associated Press and Agence France-Presse.
Back in the day when Facebook had six fact-check partners, The Hill wrote [thehill.com]:
Together, Facebook’s six partners have 26 full-time staff and fact-checked roughly 200 pieces of content per month.
Experts who spoke to The Hill said those changes were insufficient to make a serious dent in the fake accounts and disinformation they say are rampant on Facebook.
Traditional journalism has been struggling financially [bloomberg.com]. Perhaps the role of social-media fact-checker will be profitable.