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Facebook to launch fact-checking programme in Arabic in tie-up with AFP

Monday 11 February 2019 | 10:37 CET | News
Facebook said it will be launching third-party fact-checking in Arabic, in partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) Mena. This partnership will help fund the fact-checking work that AFP will do on Facebook, and support its efforts to combat fake news off the platform as well. Facebook's new Arabic fact-checking program will begin to roll out this year.

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