Content fact-checkers prioritize

UPDATED

JUL 29, 2021

Fact-checkers review and rate public posts on the Facebook app and Instagram, including ads, articles, photos, videos and text-only content. In the spirit of free expression, they typically don’t interfere with opinions and debate, content that’s clearly satirical or humorous or business disputes.

Prioritize
  • Viral false information.

  • Hoaxes that have no clear basis in fact.

  • Content presented as opinion, but based on underlying false information.

  • Provably false claims, especially ones that are timely, trending and important to the average person.

Not eligible to be fact-checked
  • Content that doesn’t include a verifiable claim.

  • Content that was true at the time of writing.

  • General opinion content, as long as it doesn’t spread false information. (Note: Fact-checkers use their judgment to determine whether content is actually opinion or whether it is masking false information in the guise of opinion, and to rate it as appropriate in these circumstances.)

  • Opinion and speech from politicians.

Prioritize
Not eligible to be fact-checked
  • Viral false information.

  • Hoaxes that have no clear basis in fact.

  • Content presented as opinion, but based on underlying false information.

  • Provably false claims, especially ones that are timely, trending and important to the average person.

  • Content that doesn’t include a verifiable claim.

  • Content that was true at the time of writing.

  • General opinion content, as long as it doesn’t spread false information. (Note: Fact-checkers use their judgment to determine whether content is actually opinion or whether it is masking false information in the guise of opinion, and to rate it as appropriate in these circumstances.)

  • Opinion and speech from politicians.