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Facebook expands African language coverage for fact-checking scheme

Thursday 15 August 2019 | 12:54 CET | News
Facebook has announced support for several African languages under its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme. The scheme was launch in 2018 in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Cameroon in partnership with independent company Africa Check. It will expand its local language coverage in Nigeria to Yoruba and Igbo, adding to Hausa, which was already supported. It will now include Swahili in Kenya, Wolof in Senegal and Afrikaans, Zulu, Setswana, Sotho, Northern Sotho and Southern Ndebele in South Africa.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook
Countries: Africa
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