September 22, 2018

General Elections 2018: Media Matters for Democracy partners with Facebook to push back against misinformation

ISLAMABAD: Media Matters for Democracy is partnering with Facebook and a local organization EngagePakistan to launch a campaign against misinformation ahead of July 25 General Elections.

As per detail, MMfD has collaborated with Facebook and EngageMedia to develop a localized version of Facebook fake news tips. The tips are aimed at helping Facebook users identify fake news and avert it.

Facebook will soon be posting a Public Service Announcement at the top of the News Feed that will be visible to all the Facebook users in Pakistan and will have a link to fake news tips.

To know more about the campaign, please follow the Facebook page and Twitter account of Media Matters for Democracy.

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Talal Raza is a Program Manager at Media Matters for Democracy. He has worked with renowned media organizations and NGOs including Geo News, The Nation, United States Institute of Peace and Privacy International.

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