Sixty seconds on . . . fact checkingBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5017 (Published 05 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5017
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Is this about fake news?
Kind of. It is a truth universally acknowledged that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on Facebook, and now, thanks to Full Fact, an independent fact checking charity, it’s, well, a fact.
The UK charity (fullfact.org) has published a report on the first six months of the third party fact checking programme it’s running for Facebook.1
How does that work?
The fact checkers are given a “queue” of content by Facebook (which they can add …