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Reuters begins fact-checking work to combat misinformation in Mexico, in partnership with Facebook

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Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, announced today its Fact Check team will begin verifying information from Facebook and Instagram in Mexico.

The Reuters Fact Check unit will now review content on both platforms in Spanish and flag false or misleading information to Facebook as well as publish its findings in Spanish on the Reuters Fact Check webpage.   

“We are deeply committed to fighting the misinformation spreading online in communities around the world. By expanding our fact-checking initiative to Mexico, we continue our efforts to identify misleading narratives gaining traction online and to slow the spread of false content,” said Hazel Baker, Head of UGC Newsgathering, Reuters.  

“We are taking a new step to strengthen our actions against misinformation in Mexico. The incorporation of Reuters to Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program will allow us to review more content in a lesser amount of time and therefore reduce the presence of false information in our services”, pointed Dulce Ramos, Strategic Partner Development, News at Facebook.

Reuters’ growing Fact Check team identifies misinformation and manipulated content on social media through Facebook’s Third Party Fact-Checking program in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Israel, Iraq and now Mexico.

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