Facebook has 7 fact checkers for 17 million people

Cameron Wilson on Facebook’s fact checking team, at a time when the news cycle has been dominated by Australian bushfires, coronavirus, and the Trump impeachment – all of which have inspired a bevy of misinformation and outright lies:

Considering nearly a third of Australians get their news from Facebook, these fact checkers play an outsized role in determining what gets seen, and in what context, for the country’s 17 million users.

So just how many people are working on figuring out what’s real or not on Facebook in Australia? Seven.

Don’t let the number fool you: Facebook take fact checking incredibly seriously.

© 2019 cory zanoni.