Beyond fake news? Facebook to fact check photos, videos

FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook says it’s expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos as it fights fake news and misinformation on its service. The move comes as bad actors seeking to sow political discord in the U.S. and elsewhere are embracing images and video to spread misinformation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NEW YORK — Facebook says it is expanding its fact-checking program to include photos and videos as it fights fake news and misinformation on its service.

Malicious groups seeking to sow political discord in the U.S. and elsewhere have been embracing images and video to spread misinformation.

The company has been testing the image fact-checks since the spring, beginning with France and the news agency AFP. Now, it will send all of its 27 third-party fact-checkers disputed photos and videos to verify. Fact-checkers can also find them on their own.

Facebook will label images or video found to be untrue or misleading as such.

Facebook says the fact-checkers use visual verification techniques such as reverse image searching and analyzing image metadata to check the veracity of photos and videos.

You may also interested in

'Pink Star' diamond sells for record $71.2...

Apr 5, 2017

US-AUCTION-SOTHEBYS-DIAMOND:'Pink Star' diamond sells for record $71.2 million in bidding war

Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia...

Apr 10, 2017

Homeowners in a central Chinese city were so opposed to the planned construction of a mosque in...

Moody's China downgrade 'illogical', overstates...

May 25, 2017

US-CHINA-ECONOMY-RATING:Moody's China downgrade 'illogical', overstates debt: People's Daily

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great...

Jul 20, 2017

China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade internet controls

Strong quake strikes southwest China, 13 dead,...

Aug 9, 2017

A strong earthquake has shaken a mountainous region in southwestern China near a famous national...

About Us

Buzz Online Daily brings to you the trendy and up-to-date viral news, entertainment news, and local breaking news exclusively to our dedicated readers.

Contact us: sales[at]buzzonlinedaily.com

Subscribe Now!