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Google, Facebook Fighting 'Fake News' In France

In the run-up to the French presidential election, Google and Facebook are working with French news organizations to combat fake news. “With CrossCheck, Google has partnered with First Draft and Facebook to support a coalition of notable newsrooms … to help the French electorate ‘make sense of what and who to trust in their social media feeds, web searches, and general online news consumption,’” Venture Beat reports, citing a comment from David Dieudonné, Google’s News Lab lead in France.

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