At the press conference, Alice Budisatriho says misinformation Product Policy Manager of Facebook Asia Pacific highlighted the issue of misinformation and fact checks.
He said misinformation about Covid-19, such as the availability of necessary services, including treatment, recovery or false claims about the center and severity of the outbreak and the potential for physical harm through it; Facebook removes such content.
In addition, Facebook removes false or unsupported content about corona vaccine protection, efficacy, ingredients or side effects.
Alice said that from March to October, Facebook removes 12 million posts of misinformation about Covid-19. Facebook has three strategies for misinformation: remove, reduce and notify.
As part of these strategies, they also provide fact-checking through third parties.
Regarding fact-checking, Alice said Facebook is working with more than 80 neutral third-party fact-checkers in more than 60 languages around the world.
The Asia Pacific includes Facebook’s fact-checkers in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Korea, Taiwan, India, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
According to Facebook, they don’t believe in a single entity. Facebook relies on independent fact-checkers to identify and review potential misinformation, which helps them take action.
When fact-checkers evaluate any content as false, altered or partially false; Then the publicity on Facebook and Instagram feeds was significantly reduced. So that it reaches fewer people.
In addition, Facebook gives its users more relevant information so they can decide for themselves what to read, believe and share.
Also present at the press conference were Facebook Asia Pacific’s Strategic Partner Development Ai Lo, Kat Burton, head of AFP’s Asia-Pacific Fact Check team, and Rahul Namburi, co-founder of Fact Crescendo.