Facebook and Google join forces to wage war against fake news

"Fake news" is the crisis du jour for online media in 2017, and now, two tech giants are working together to stop it from wrecking a pivotal election.

...Well, another pivotal election.

Facebook and Google, along with newsrooms in France (including France 24, the partner for Mashable's French-language edition), are joining forces on a new project that will help verify or debunk viral information online. It's called CrossCheck, and it'll focus on the 2017 French presidential election. The initiative, billed as "a collaborative journalism project," was originally conceived by First Draft, a nonprofit focused on verifying information in the digital age, and Google News Lab. Read more...

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