AAP factcheck partners with Facebook to target fake news

Australian Associated Press (AAP) has expanded the scope of its dedicated fact-checking unit, partnering with Facebook to combat the spread of misinformation on the platform.

Australia’s trusted, independent news agency set up AAP FactCheck ahead of the NSW election in March this year, and after a second successful trial during the federal election, committed to running a permanent, independent and free fact-checking service.

AAP FactCheck will continue to scrutinise statements presented as fact by public figures via the mainstream media, and retains full

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