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Facebook exempts political speech from fact-checking

Facebook will not be fact-checking statements posted onto the social media platform by politicians, saying it is inappropriate for the social media giant to play political referee. – EPA pic, September 25, 2019.

FACEBOOK will not fact-check the statements politicians post to the site, the social network announced yesterday ahead of the US 2020 elections, even as it works to discredit false information meant to manipulate public opinion. While the social network relies on third-party fact-checkers, including news organisations such as AFP, to help it discredit viral misinformation, it will stop short of wading into the veracity of political claims.

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