Facebook rolls out fact-checking operation to UK

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Social network brings in independent charity in attempt to tackle misinformation

Facebook’s fact-checking operation is launching in the UK, with independent fact-checking charity Full Fact selected to be the first British publisher to review and rate the accuracy of content on the social network.

Posts, links and videos that have been flagged as false will be marked as such to users, and people will be warned if a post they are about to share has been found to be false – but they will not be stopped from sharing or reading any content, false or not.

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