Facebook Launches ‘Journalism Project’

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Facebook has announced some tools to help strengthen its ties with news outlets and prevent the spread of fake news.

The Facebook Journalism Project will collaborate with journalists on news products and offer training and tools for the media and the social network’s users.

“We can better serve the needs of people on Facebook, and those of our partners, when we work together to develop products” wrote Facebook director of product Fidji Simo. “While we’ve worked with our news partners on this in the past, as part of the Facebook Journalism Project we’ll begin an even deeper collaboration with news organizations across the spectrum, connecting our product and engineering teams so that we can build together from the early stages of the product development process.”