East StratCom disinformation claim:

In the alleged fight against “fake news”, Facebook has given third-party fact-checkers the access to private data and private messages.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 1. January 2017

Debunk claim:

Untrue. Third-party fact-checkers will have the right to analyze only the shared content (i.e. not the private): http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/12/news-feed-fyi-addressing-hoaxes-and-fake-news/

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 53. The item is located at row number 13 in the report.

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