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Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:58 PM

Fact-checker Snopes cuts Facebook ties

Source: BBC

Fact-checker Snopes cuts Facebook ties

Dave Lee
North America technology reporter

1 February 2019

Fact-checking service Snopes has said it is ending its deal with Facebook to fight fake news on its network.

The social network had partnered with the company, and others, to monitor and combat its misinformation crisis.

Snopes said it needed to "determine with certainty that our efforts to aid any particular platform are a net positive for our online community, publication and staff”.

Facebook said it valued the firm's work and respected its decision.

"Fighting misinformation takes a multi-pronged approach from across the industry," a Facebook spokeswoman told the BBC.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47098021

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