Facebook Journalism Project: Learn how to spot fake news

by | Jan 13, 2017

Facebook came under a lot of criticism during the last US presidential election for allowing the spread of fake information on its site. There has also been a year-long debate about presenting news to users in a biased way on social media. Now, Facebook is looking to improve its relationship with media companies through the launch of its Journalism Project.

One of the aims of the Journalism Project is to educate users on what news sources to trust by working with third party organization to promote news literacy.  The company will be working with  “The News Literacy project” to generate series of ads in a bid to sensitize the public.  Facebook will also work on reducing hoaxes on its site.

facebook-love

Other objectives of the project include, collaborative development of news product by forging deeper relationship with different news organization and working with partners including 360, Live and Instant Articles to create new storytelling formats. The Journalism Project will also provide training and tools for journalists through e-learning courses and aid eyewitness media.

“We know that our community values sharing and discussing ideas and news, and as a part of our service, we care a great deal about making sure that a healthy news ecosystem and journalism can thrive. That’s why today we’re announcing a new program to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry. We will be collaborating with news organizations to develop products, learning from journalists about ways we can be a better partner and working with publishers and educators on how we can equip people with the knowledge they need to be informed readers in the digital age,”  says Facebook product director Fidjo Simo  in a blog post.

Onyinye Uche
Onyinye Uche

Writer. Interested in EdTech and tech careers


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent News

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss how major players in the African mobility space can change the mobility narrative, FoondaMate’s $2 million funding, Twitter Create, and AMP’s $5.6 million seed round.

[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

[PODCAST] Taxing calls to give you healthcare

The Nigerian government wants to tax phone calls to provide better healthcare. In today’s edition of the #TechpointAfricaPodcast, we discuss possible implications and upsides to this.

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

TABS is tomorrow! 💃 💃

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss Victory Farms’ $5m investment, Netflix for kids and people with disabilities, and TikTok’s plan to credit creators.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap