Snopes & AP Suddenly Quit As Facebook Fact-Checkers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Snopes & AP Suddenly Quit As Facebook Fact-Checkers

Two of Facebook's four fact checkers, Snopes and the Associated Press, have abruptly ended their fact-checking relationship with the social media giant. In a Friday press release, Snopes said that it had "elected not to renew our partnership with Facebook," and while declining to reveal specifics, added that "Forgoing an economic opportunity is not a decision that we or any other journalistic enterprise can take lightly."

While Snopes initially agreed to fact check for free, they eventually accepted $100,000 for its fact-checking services last year.

The announcement comes on the heels of a December report that the two-year relationship between Facebook and its fact checkers was in disarray.

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