Snopes for the story:
Snopes began volunteering with Facebook in 2016, and the following year reportedly received $ 100.000 for services on the social network.
However, on Friday the company said that reconsider the provision of such services:
Αυτή τη στιγμή αξιολογούμε τις συνέπειες και το κόστος της παροχής υπηρεσιών control data από τρίτους και θέλουμε να διαπιστώσουμε με βεβαιότητα ότι οι προσπάθειές μας να βοηθήσουμε οποιαδήποτε πλατφόρμα είναι θετικές για την ηλεκτρονική μας κοινότητα, τις publications us and our staff.
Snopes founder David Mikkelson said: "We felt that the Facebook event control partnership did not work well for us as a company."
But information from a recent Guardian article interviewing former Snope employees described a "turbulent" partnership.
But the Snopes founder on the other hand strongly disagreed with that characterization and reports that wanted Facebook to interfere and unduly influence the program fact control.
Mikkelson said Facebook never told them what to check.
Another senior Snope executive, Danny Green, said the process needed to be improved:
A manual system and a closed system, it is impossible to hold. At some point, we have to step foot and say: No. You need to create an API.
This was definitely one of the reasons that Snopes refused to renew its annual contract with Facebook. As for the others, no one can say for sure, as the rumors are not so favorable for Facebook.
On the other hand, the Associated Press is reportedly in talks with Facebook to take full control of the validity of the news in 2019.
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