Facebook launches global fellowship to bolster fight vs health misinformation


Facebook launched on Monday a fellowship to strengthen the fight againstmisinformation on health issues following interests from fact-checkers around the world “to focus on health misinformation.”

“We’re excited to be launching a year-long fellowship with 10 fact-checking organizations that are part of our fact-checking program, to bring on new team members to help them approach this complex and important topic. This will include organizations based in Africa, Asia, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East,” Facebook said .

“Fellows selected by the fact-checking organizations will participate in virtual training sessions provided by third-party experts, as well as from CrowdTangle, Facebook’s powerful social analytics tool,” it added.

Last April, in partnership with the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN), Facebook undertook a $1-million grant program to support fact checkers in combatting COVID-19 related misinformation.

Read more about the Health Fellowship here.

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