Threads launches fact-checking program

  • Meta’s latest social network, Threads, has officially launched its own fact-checking program.
  • The new fact-checking program aims to significantly enhance the credibility of content on Threads by actively combating misinformation.
  • Fact-checking partners aim to assess and rate misinformation within the Threads app, boosting its reliability.

Meta’s latest social network, Threads, has officially launched its own fact-checking program after initially relying on the networks of Instagram and Facebook. Meta boosts platform integrity by letting fact-checkers assess Threads content directly.

Focus on content credibility

The new fact-checking program aims to significantly enhance the credibility of content on Threads by actively combating misinformation. This initiative is particularly crucial in the context of significant events such as elections, where the spread of false information can have substantial impacts. By empowering fact-checkers to directly assess content on Threads, Meta is taking a proactive step in maintaining the integrity of information on its platforms.

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Background and strategic intent

Meta’s move towards establishing a dedicated fact-checking program for Threads was first hinted at in December. At that time, Instagram head Adam Mosseri mentioned that the company was matching fact-check ratings from Facebook and Instagram to Threads. He expressed the goal for fact-checking partners to have the capability to review and rate misinformation specifically within the Threads app, enhancing the platform’s reliability.

Currently, it is unclear which organizations are partnering with Meta to provide fact-checking services for Threads. The initial focus of this program appears to be the upcoming U.S. elections, highlighting the platform’s effort to ensure the accuracy of information shared during this critical period.

Future plan

As Threads continues to develop its fact-checking capabilities, users can expect more transparent and accurate content. This program represents Meta’s commitment to fighting misinformation and improving the overall user experience on Threads.

Jinny-Xu

Jinny Xu

Jinny Xu, an intern reporter at BTW media dedicated in Fintech and AI. She graduated from Chongqing Institute of Foreign Studies.Send tips to j.xu@btw.media.

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