Snopes drops fact checking arrangement with Facebook

Snopes confirmed that its contract with Facebook ended in December 2018 and it has not been renewed. Snopes had a long-standing partnership with Facebook to decrease the reach of false stories, images and videos in the Facebook News Feed. CEO David Mikkelson said “Do you need fact-checkers to stop and do all this manual work? Or should fake websites just be reported through other means and supply a body of evidence that these people shouldn’t be on your platform because of their nefarious activity?”

Brooke Binkowski, former managing editor of Snopes said: “They’ve essentially used us for crisis PR. They’re not taking anything seriously.”

There may be other reasons behind Snopes’ decision to pull out, according to The Verge. It is reported that the Facebook program has reportedly been a contentious issue on Snopes’ Slack channel for several months.

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