Facebook wants to exclude opinion pieces and satire from the fact check program. Initiates report that to The Wall Street Journal . When fact checkers advise that an article in these categories contains disinformation, Facebook will no longer take over and the message will continue to appear in the timeline of users.
The change can ensure that sites that spread a lot of disinformation misuse the relaxation of the rules to still spread false information. Facebook doesn't want to respond to the rumors in front of The Wall Street Journal .
Earlier Facebook already decided not to delete messages from politicians, even if a message violates the rules of the platform. According to Facebook, these messages are in the public interest. These messages are not submitted to fact checkers.
Facebook works with various media to combat disinformation. In the Netherlands, Facebook works with NU.nl to check messages for factual inaccuracies.