Facebook Sets Aside $1M Apiece for Fact-Checking, Local Newsrooms During Coronavirus Pandemic

Grants go to the International Fact-Checking Network; Lenfest Institute for Journalism/Local Media Association

Grants of up to $5,000 apiece will be given to local newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada mediaphotos/iStock

Facebook is putting some bucks behind its effort to ensure that news on its platform is accurate and plentiful during the coronavirus pandemic.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.