Facebook launches fact-checker in Montenegro

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PODGORICA – Social platform facebook, in cooperation with the Raskrinkavanje.me portal (Center for Democratic Transition) and the Agency France-Presse (AFP), is launching an independent fact-checking program in Montenegro.

Since 2016, Facebook has been working with fact-checking organizations to identify factually inaccurate content and reduce its reach.

Facebook currently has 70 fact-checking partners in 50 languages, and all are members of the International Fact-Finding Network and signatories to their Code of Principles.

Raskrinkavanje.me has been a part of this program since August 2020.

“Facebook users can tag content they think that could be fake. Our team will get this information from users and check their suggestions. Facebook has no control over what we choose to check, what our researchers and journalists write or what rating we give” they explained.

Facebook reduces visibility and reach with posts that Raskrinkavanje.me rates as factually incorrect. Facebook notifies authors that their content has been rated as inaccurate, and Facebook users that they have shared content that has been rated as inaccurate.

Publishers may subsequently correct information that has been assessed as incorrect, and request that their rating be withdrawn. Publishers have the right to challenge the rating within seven days of receiving notification that their content has been rated as factually incorrect.