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In Facebook's Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up

Facebook 'war room'

Facebook employees track content across the social-media site to combat fake news in the company's newly configured 'war room' at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

Credit: Facebook

At Facebook Inc. headquarters in Silicon Valley this week, engineers and researchers huddled around computers in a newly configured "war room" to fight misinformation ahead of the midterms. Almost 3,000 miles away, in Philadelphia, the fact-checkers hired to be on the front lines haven't received fresh marching orders.

From The Wall Street Journal
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