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Facebook is working to stop fake news by tapping human fact-checkers

Facebook is working to stop fake news by tapping human fact-checkers

Facebook is introducing new policies to stem the flow of fake news, including partnering with third-party fact-checkers to flag fabricated articles in a seeming admission that humans still play a vital role in policing the world's biggest social network.

The company said Thursday it would work with organizations that have signed the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles, a program established by Poynter, a media institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. Signatories in the U.S. include Snopes, PolitiFact, the Associated Press, ABC News and the Washington Post Fact Checker.

Facebook said it would also tweak its News Feed...

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