Facebook announced on Thursday that it had launched a fact-checking initiative for photos and videos on the social media platform. Facebook’s new fact-checking measure began in France under a partnership with the news organization Agence France-Presse (AFP). Facebook product manager Tessa Lyons did not reveal the criteria that would be used for the photos and videos. The social media giant has been facing criticism in recent weeks after it was revealed that the Trump campaign’s data firm, Cambridge Analytica, was able to harvest the Facebook data of millions of users.
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