Facebook Is Expanding Fact-Checking to Photos and Videos

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Megalith, Sep 15, 2018 at 3:29 PM.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    In a blog post Thursday, Facebook announced their fact checking would no longer be limited to articles: photos and videos will also be scrutinized for inaccuracies going forward. The social media giant will be adding new third-party fact checkers and incorporating technologies such as a machine learning model and optical character recognition to better meet the effort.

    Many of our third-party fact-checking partners have expertise evaluating photos and videos and are trained in visual verification techniques, such as reverse image searching and analyzing image metadata, like when and where the photo or video was taken. Fact-checkers are able to assess the truth or falsity of a photo or video by combining these skills with other journalistic practices, like using research from experts, academics or government agencies.
     
  2. ryamkajr

    ryamkajr n00bie

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    So, what? If I post a humourous meme, are they going to either delete my post or are they going to add annotations to my post? Either way, Fuck Facebook.
     
  3. zehoo

    zehoo Limp Gawd

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    Facebook have no doubt hired Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf to be their in house fact checker.
     
  4. Nenu

    Nenu PM Kyle for the TItle You Pick.

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    They have given themselves license to grab even more information and retain it for further analysis.
    The only way to counter this is to quit using Facebook.
    Its not going to get better.
     
  5. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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  6. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Limp Gawd

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    Guess I'm going to have to be extra careful when I'm un-blocked.

    Could block you from posting if they don't like it.

    lol
     
  7. Hallucinator

    Hallucinator Limp Gawd

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    That's like the Kodak picture inspector at your home for inspecting the quality of pictures you took and put in albums or on the walls

    This reeks of Big Brotherism
     
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    tbonepat11 Limp Gawd

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    I am sure the Southern Poverty Law Center will equally and fairly fact check every video.....



    Lol
     
  9. RMCO

    RMCO n00bie

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    Who watches the watchmen?
     
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  10. naib

    naib [H]ard|Gawd

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    they can't even get what they have right...
    So now they want to go after meme's

    social media is one of the worst things to ever to have happened to the internet. it gave a voice to the village idiot. The local know to ignore that one but now they have a collective voice to push their stupid
     
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  11. darckhart

    darckhart Limp Gawd

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    US govt: hey FB, we're going to need you guys to fact check posts, and remove hate speech/video posts, and well here's a whole list of stuff we want removed if it's on there.

    US govt: oh btw, we want you to come in next week to talk about privacy concerns!!!

    They clearly don't know how this works.
     
  12. Laowai

    Laowai n00bie

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    What are you going on about?
    FB isn't doing this at the behest of the US government.