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‘Nepnieuwscheckers angry because Facebook itself nepnieuws spreads’

Bodies for Facebook nepnieuws check are dissatisfied with the company, partly because the company itself nepnieuws would spread.

That tell multiple nepnieuwscheckers to The Guardian. Facebook is working together worldwide with forty media partners to nepnieuws on Facebook to discover and highlight. In the Netherlands, the social network partnered with NU.nl.

The opinions about the cooperation with Facebook could be the moment are divided. Some media say they are satisfied, while the others still are less willing to with Facebook to work.

The recent scandal about a pr agency in the service of Facebook would play a major role. This would be on behalf of the social network nepnieuws have scattered about competitors, who were linked to the billionaire George Soros. That told multiple sources recently to The New York Times. Facebook denies here the command to have data,

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“We can Facebook still confidence as the self nepnieuws spread that the nieuwscheckers need to debunk?” said an anonymous nepnieuwschecker. “How is the company doing with stories about George Soros, if they have a company pay that this self-spreading?”

‘This is not journalism, but propaganda’

Brooke Binkowski, a former editor of the checkwebsite Snopes says that Facebook, in any case, once asked if he nepnieuws about an advertiser on the site wanted to check. “That’s not journalism anymore,” says Binkowski. “That is propaganda.”

“We ask our feitencheckers never to news about our advertisers to give priority,” writes the social network in a blog post.

Binkowski says that the nepnieuwsprogramma of Facebook as a pr-stunt, where minimal work is done in order to suggest that nepnieuws is contested. To date, there are no statistics shared about how much impact the initiative has had.

In an e-mail to feitencheckers promises Facebook that figures in the near future to share.

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