Facebook Begins 'Fact-Checking' Photos and Videos
OREANDA-NEWS Social network Facebook began to check the accuracy of information on photos and videos. This was reported in the corporate blog of the company product Manager Antonia Woodford.
"Today we are expanding «fact checking» for photos and videos to all our 27 partners in 17 countries around the world. This will help us to quickly identify and take action against more misinformation," she said.
This step is aimed at combating "Russian propagandists" who allegedly spread fake news. Facebook said that both algorithms and people will work on fact checking.
The company has created a self-learning model that uses different engagement signals to identify potentially false content. For example, feedback from Facebook users. Photos and videos are sent to experts to verify the facts. Those that will be recognized doubtful, will receive a special mark.
The company notes that many partners have experience in photo and video evaluation and are trained in visual inspection methods. Facebook also uses optical character recognition to extract text from photos. Social network is working to develop new ways to determine the manipulation of photos and videos.
In early April, Facebook removed from the social network hundreds of publications and accounts related to the Russian "Troll factory". The head of the company mark Zuckerberg said that these pages " repeatedly deceived people around the world and manipulated them." Subsequently, he spoke about the development of Facebook tools that will allow to avoid interference in the elections with the help of social networks.
In February, the US Prosecutor's office charged 13 Russians who are suspected of" interfering " in the US presidential election. Among the organizations accused the Agency of Internet research, known as a "Troll factory".
At the end of August, the social network introduced a system for assessing the reputation of users, determining the degree of reliability on a scale from zero to one.