Facebook launched its third party fact checking system in Bangladesh to discourage the spread of fake news in the country
- Facebook in partnership with Boom Fact check will review and rate the stories, including photos and videos from Sunday. Boom is an Indian fact checking website which is available in English, Hindi and Bengali.
- Facebook started its fact-checking programme in 2016 and now it covers 60 partners in 50 languages.
- It will debunk misinformation on topics from health and medicine to current affairs so that Facebook users in Bangladesh are able to identify factual information and news online.
- When third party fact-Checkers rate a post as false or fake, it will appear less or at the bottom of news feed. This will reduce the spread of the post.
Source : All India Radio (Polity & Goverance)