Poynter: Facebook’s fact-checking project sometimes forces hoaxers to change their content

Poynter: Facebook’s fact-checking project sometimes forces hoaxers to change their content. “It’s true that, generally speaking, fact checks from outlets like (Poynter-owned) PolitiFact struggle to scale to the reach of misinformation on Facebook. But the program, which enables fact-checkers to flag false posts and decrease their future reach in the News Feed, has changed the production of misinformation in ways beyond simple reach. (Disclosure: Being a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles is a necessary condition for joining the project.)”

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