Meta To Introduce Fact-Checking Program

With two large-scale elections in the U.S. and India next year, Threads aims to introduce a fact-checking program to the social network. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said that the social platform currently matches ratings from Facebook or Instagram to similar content. But next year fact-checkers will have tools to review posts. Separately, Meta shared in a blog post that soon U.S.-based Threads users will be able to increase, decrease or maintain the same level of demotion on fact-checked posts. The company said that if users had applied settings on Instagram to not see sensitive content, that would carry over to Threads. PleasMeta and Threads haven’t been keen on bolstering news on the platform. However, the company will need to keep misinformation in check — especially during election time.