After a deluge of fake news began to overwhelm Facebook, it got proactive. The social media platform tapped bi-partisan organizations, such as Snopes, to fact-check content on the platform and use their expertise to combat the spread of misinformation. Or, that’s what we were led to believe, anyway. “They’ve essentially used us for crisis PR,” said Brooke Binkowski, former managing editor at Snopes, a fact-checking site that partnered with Facebook for two years. “They’re not taking anything seriously. They are more interested in making themselves look good and passing the buck … They clearly don’t care,” she told The Guardian.…
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