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Facebook has provided a dashboard where team members can see what content users have flagged as potentially false on FB.
- The Facebook dashboard lists down all the flagged posts along with its combined views (virality) along with the date it was shared.
- The content is categorized in the form of: Articles, images, videos and texts
- The content is also bifurcated language-wise: Assamese, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Not specified
- The dashboard also provides topic-wise bifurcation of content: Health & Medical, Music & Audio, Fitness & Workout, Food & Drink, Fashion & Style, Business, Finance & Economics etc.
- It also includes a ‘Trending event’ category. For example: It displays COVID-19 in the trending event and displays all COVID-19-related flagged posts.
The fact check claim is picked on the following 3 basis:
1. The Virality of the claim
2. Is the claim verifiable or not
3. The impact of the claim on general public
After the post is fact-checked by Vishvas News, it is rated as False, Partly False, False Headline, Not Rated on FB dashboard.
- Vishvas News is also associated with World Health Organization (WHO) officials through a WhatsApp group.
- WHO India representative answers our queries in the WA group
- Whenever any post is attributed to WHO we directly reach out to WHO by sharing the claim. WHO reverts by giving the statement on the same.
- Even if any other health-related post needs to be verified, WHO actively reverts through Whatsapp.
Vishvas News is a part of the world's top-rated fact-checkers on WhatsApp FAQ page to help users to counter COVID-related and other misinformation. https://faq.whatsapp.com/126787958113983
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Facebook has provided a dashboard where team members can see what content users have flagged as potentially false on FB. Vishvas News team rates the fake Instagram stories on Facebook dashboard and follows the same process as that of Facebook posts ratings