(Ecofin Agency) - In Kenya, Facebook will soon start reporting fake news published on its platform. Indeed, yesterday, the social media announced that with the help of users, it would do this in collaboration with Africa Check, an independent fact-checking website.
Facebook reached this decision to curb the flow of fake news.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) will also take part in the project. If a news is identified as fake, Facebook will downgrade it in the newsfeed and warn users trying to read it. Below the fake news, the social network will also share the fact-checking conducted by its partners.
According to Facebook, this fact-checking experience will be automatically exported to other African countries once it is conclusive in Kenya. Let’s note that this method had also been contemplated in some European countries.