'They don't care': Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties
Journalists paid to help fix Facebook’s fake news problem say they have lost trust in the platform
Journalists working as fact-checkers for Facebook have pushed to end a controversial media partnership with the social network, saying the company has ignored their concerns and failed to use their expertise to combat misinformation.
Current and former Facebook fact-checkers told the Guardian that the tech platform’s collaboration with outside reporters has produced minimal results and that they’ve lost trust in Facebook, which has repeatedly refused to release meaningful data about the impacts of their work. Some said Facebook’s hiring of a PR firm that used an to discredit critics – fueling the same kind of propaganda fact-checkers regularly debunk – should be a deal-breaker.