No, VERA Files does not block Facebook pages sharing fake news.
Like Politifact and four other Facebook third-party fact-checking organizations that have issued a joint statement on the issue, VERA Files Fact Check has never had this experience. We zealously guard and maintain our editorial independence.
We share the sentiments of fellow third-party fact checkers that responded to a Poynter survey that the Facebook project has been a “net positive,” but there is room for improvement. Like the rest, we seek greater transparency over the impact of our work. (Disclosure: VERA Files Fact Check is among the 19 organizations that answered the survey.)
As we continue to work as a third-party fact checker in 2019, we renew our commitment to adhere to the highest standards of journalism and fact checking.
Read about VERA Files Fact Check:
- What you want to know about ‘VERA FILES FACT CHECK’
- VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Facebook’s third-party fact-checking program in PH explained
- VERA Files Fact Check’s 2017 and 2018 applications as a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network Code of Principles