Facebook is partnering with the news agency Reuters to fact-check viral videos, photos, and other user content
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Facebook is paying the global news agency Reuters to carry out fact-checking on its behalf, Reuters announced Wednesday.

Reuters says the program will see its fact-checkers verify some user-generated photos, videos, headlines and other English- and Spanish-language content in the US "in the run-up to the US election and beyond."

Facebook has launched multiple fact-checking initiatives over the past few years, though it's also faced fierce criticism — from politicians and even...

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