Facebook Will Hide U.K. Election Posts Flagged by Fact-Checkers Behind Grey Screen

The social network works with Full Fact and FactCheckNI in that nation

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Facebook will hide posts related to the upcoming elections in the U.K. that have been rated as illegal, false or partly false by its third-party fact-checkers behind a grey screen.

Product manager, misinformation Antonia Woodford detailed the new feature in a Newsroom post that also featured details on steps the social network has already put in place to protect the election, from: head of U.K. public policy Rebecca Stimson; head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher; director of product, business integrity Rob Leathern; and politics and government outreach manager, U.K.

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