Instagram Gets Third-Party Fact-Checkers
As of last week, posts that are reported as “False” on Instagram will now be reviewed by certified fact-checkers to ensure a posts accuracy.
The checking will be completed by verified signatories that abide by the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles.
Let’s say you made a post claiming that 10×6=31 and you used the hashtag #mathematician, your post would stop being displayed on hashtag feeds, and the explore page if a fact-checker deemed the information was false.
This is a part of Facebook’s efforts with the Third Party Fact Checking Program (3PFC) to ensure that all of the content being presented on its social networks is factual and relevant in order to provide a good user experience and stop the spread of misinformation. The 3PFC program will begin in the US and will begin in other regions in the near future.