Today we are pleased to announce our new UK fact-checking partnership with Facebook.
Logically’s industry-leading fact-checking team will review and rate the accuracy of content on Facebook including text, images, videos and articles. When Logically rates a piece of content as false, Facebook will significantly reduce its distribution so that fewer people see it, apply a warning label to let people know that the content has been rated false, and notify people who try to share it.
Lyric Jain, Founder and CEO of Logically, said:
“We’re proud to be joining Facebook’s network of trusted fact-checking partners. I’m confident that our unique combination of technology and expert fact checkers will make a positive impact on users’ experiences, and we look forward to supporting Facebook’s efforts to tackle the spread of false or misleading content that has the potential to cause real world harm.”
Sophie Eyears, Facebook Strategic Partner Development Manager, Europe, said:
With over 20,000 fact checks completed, and one of the largest dedicated fact checking teams in the world, we're delighted to be working with Facebook to support their efforts to reduce the spread of misinformation and harmful content on the largest social media platform.
“We’re committed to fighting the spread of misinformation online and building on our existing fact-checking programme in the UK through this additional partnership with Logically. Our goal is to reduce misinformation and inform people who come across such content through warning labels and notifications before they try to share it.”