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PTI joins Meta's third-party fact-checking programme in India

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 05-04-2024
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Press Trust of India (PTI) has joined META's Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme (3PFC) in India. PTI has joined Meta's 3PFC programme to identify, review and evaluate content as misinformation on social media.

The correct facts will reach the people:

  • Meta has announced its association with India's leading news agency. It wants to expand its third-party fact-checking network as the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections intensifies.

What will be the benefit from this?

  • With Meta joining the 3PFC programme, the reach and impact of fact checking will significantly increase. This collaboration will strengthen the fight against misinformation in India's digital landscape and empower users to navigate the online world with more confidence.

One of the oldest news agencies in Asia:

  • Established in the year 1947, PTI is one of the oldest and largest news agencies in Asia. PTI has a broad network of correspondents in India and globally. It provides news coverage in text, video, photographs and infographics.

Meta creates the largest independent fact-checking network:

  • To combat misinformation and provide reliable information, Meta has partnered with independent third-party fact-checkers.
  • These are certified through the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). It identifies, reviews and evaluates viral misinformation.
  • Globally, Meta has also built the largest independent fact-checking network of any platform. It has nearly 100 partners around the world to review and rate viral misinformation in more than 60 languages.

Press Trust of India sets up 'PTI Fact Check':

  • The news agency established its fact-checking arm, PTI Fact Check, in 2022. It has a dedicated team of journalists with extensive experience in fact-checking. PTI Fact Check verifies the accuracy of claims circulating online.
  • PTI is known for its credibility and commitment to journalism ethics. This makes it important to Meta's fact-checking efforts.
  • PTI Fact Check follows a rigorous methodology. This involves cross-referencing information with reliable sources, contacting experts, and analyzing data. PTI Fact Check publishes its fact-checks on the PTI website and social media platforms.
  • This prevents the spread of misinformation and empowers users to make informed decisions about their content.

Meta's 12 fact-checking partners in India:

  • With the partnership with PTI Fact Check, Meta now has 12 fact-checking partners in India. This makes Meta the country with the most third-party fact-checking partners globally.
  • 3PFC Indian Language Coverage fact-checks facts in 16 Indian languages through existing fact-checking partners.
  • The current CEO and editor of PTI is Vijay Joshi.


Answer: Meta

Answer: 2022

Answer: With this partnership with PTI, Meta has 12 fact-checking partners in India.
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