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Facebook, together with Africa Check, expands its local language coverage as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme




14th August 2019 - Facebook, today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme - which helps to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook, and aims to reduce the spread of misinformation. 

Launched in 2018 across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Cameroon, Facebook has partnered with Africa Check, Africa's first independent fact-checking organization, to expand its local language coverage across:Nigeria, in Yoruba and Igbo, adding to Hausa which was already supportedSwahili in KenyaWolof in SenegalAfrikaans, Zulu, Setswana, Sotho, Northern Sotho and Southern Ndebele in South AfricaKojo Boakye, Facebook Head of Public Policy, Africa, said: “We continue to make significant investments in our efforts to fight the spread of false news on our platform, whilst building supportive, safe, informed and inclusive communi... Continue reading ->





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