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Facebook and Google Team Up to Combat Fake News
By: Marketing Interactive
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Facebook and Google have teamed up together with 17 French news organisations to weed out the problem of fake news. This is through Google’s “CrossCheck” initiative which is launched by its News Lab arm.

The initiative is headed up by First Draft News a non-profit coalition in June 2015 to raise awareness and address challenges relating to trust and truth in the digital age. It also lists Google News Lab as one of its founders. Partnering news organisations include AFP (Agence France-Presse), BuzzFeed News, France Médias Monde (via les Observateurs de France 24), France Télévisions, Global Voices, Libération, La Provence, Les Echos, La Voix du Nord, Le Monde, Nice-Matin, Ouest-France, Rue89 Bordeaux, Rue89Lyon, Rue89 Strasbourg, Storyful and StreetPress.

According to an article confirming the formation of CrossCheck, the coalition said that the initiative “brings together expertise from media and technology industries to ensure hoaxes, rumours and false claims are swiftly debunked, and misleading or confusing stories are accurately reported”.

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