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Facebook Hires "Third-Party" Fact-Checkers To Stamp Out "Fake News"

• zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden

As Facebook scrambles to avoid a potentially devastating fine from the Federal Trade Commission, the company announced more measures on Thursday seemingly designed to appease Democratic lawmakers like Senator Mark Warner who are insisting that strenuous regulations are the only way to ensure that Facebook does everything within its power to prevent state actors from "sowing discord" by planting disingenuous advertisements and posts on the company's platform.

According to the Verge, Facebook is now partnering with "third-party fact checkers" to investigate photos and videos published on the company's platform - while also attempting to filter out fraudulent accounts.

This, of course, is only "one part of [Facebook's] strategy for holding purveyors of "fake news" to account.