Report on the Facebook Third-Party Fact-Checking programme

Full Fact first started working with Facebook on the Third-Party Fact-Checking programme in January 2019. This second report details July 2019 to December 2020.

They make seven recommendations for Facebook and, where appropriate, other internet companies:

• Recommendation 1: In the queue, provide data points of number of shares over time, which can be displayed on a graph

• Recommendation 2: Invest in better claim matching to identify content

• Recommendation 3: Continue to collaborate with fact checkers when developing changes to the programme

• Recommendation 4: Continue to review whether users are given the right information when their content is fact checked

• Recommendation 5: Provide machine readable data to fact checking partners

• Recommendation 6: Share a register of emerging potentially harmful misinformation trends with governments and other relevant official bodies

• Recommendation 7: Implement greater transparency around the use of AI in claim matching

Year Country Organisation Author Type
2020 Global Full Fact Full Fact policy recommendations, report
Theory of Change Keywords Download/link
Intermediate Outcome 1, Intermediate Outcome 2 Download/link