Facebook to hire community reviewers to test fact-checking program
Facebook on Tuesday announced plans to hire community reviewers to evaluate content that is flagged as potentially containing misinformation. The team will work as researchers to find information that can contradict the most obvious online hoaxes or corroborate other claims.
The social media networking website will be partnering with YouGov, a global public opinion and data company. The reviewers will reportedly be hired as contractors through Facebook partners and make no final decisions on content.
“These community reviewers are not Facebook employees but instead will be hired as contractors through one of our partners. They are not making final decisions themselves. Instead, their findings will be shared with the third-party fact-checkers as additional context as they do their own official review,” the company said in a statement.
The program is said to be tested in the US soon.
*Edited from an IANS report