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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Facebook launches news fact-checking program in Romania

Facebook announced the launch of its independent fact-checking program in Romania on Tuesday, November 17.

The news shared on Facebook by users in Romania will be checked by AFP, an information examiner certified by the International Fact-Checking Network.

When an information reviewer rates a post as fake, Facebook moves it lower in the News Feed, significantly reducing its distribution.

When a post has been flagged as fake, Facebook also warns people who see the post or try to share it. This prevents the spread of false information and reduces the number of people who can see it.

Moreover, Facebook will reduce the distribution activity and eliminate their ability to generate money and advertise for pages and domains that repeatedly distribute fake news.

“We are pleased to launch in Romania, together with AFP, our independent fact-checking program. Fighting fake news is a responsibility we take seriously, which is why we are constantly working on ways to stop the spread of misinformation on our platform,” said Jakub Turowski, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy for Poland, the Baltic States, Romania and Bulgaria.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Nazar Zherebtsov/Dreamstime.com)

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Profile picture for user andreich
Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Facebook launches news fact-checking program in Romania

Facebook announced the launch of its independent fact-checking program in Romania on Tuesday, November 17.

The news shared on Facebook by users in Romania will be checked by AFP, an information examiner certified by the International Fact-Checking Network.

When an information reviewer rates a post as fake, Facebook moves it lower in the News Feed, significantly reducing its distribution.

When a post has been flagged as fake, Facebook also warns people who see the post or try to share it. This prevents the spread of false information and reduces the number of people who can see it.

Moreover, Facebook will reduce the distribution activity and eliminate their ability to generate money and advertise for pages and domains that repeatedly distribute fake news.

“We are pleased to launch in Romania, together with AFP, our independent fact-checking program. Fighting fake news is a responsibility we take seriously, which is why we are constantly working on ways to stop the spread of misinformation on our platform,” said Jakub Turowski, Facebook’s Head of Public Policy for Poland, the Baltic States, Romania and Bulgaria.

[email protected]

(Photo source: Nazar Zherebtsov/Dreamstime.com)

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