Facebook to Exempt Opinion & Satire From Fact-Checking: Report

Facebook to Exempt Opinion & Satire From Fact-Checking: Report

Facebook is reportedly planning to exempt opinion pieces and satire write-ups from its third-party fact-checking programme which it uses to flag misinformation and fake news on its platform.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, “publishers that get their content labelled as false by fact-checkers will also be able to appeal to Facebook”.

Fact-checkers currently have nine rating options to review content and satire and opinion are part of those options.

The social media giant last week exempted politicians from its third-party fact-checking programme, saying its efforts to curb fake news and misinformation don’t apply to politicians globally.