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Waterford Whispers helps Facebook fight fake news

The satirical website has been enlisted by the social media giant to assist in drawing up rules to differentiate satire from hate-filled content

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
24th November, 2019
Colm Williamson of Waterford Whispers (Pic: Patrick Browne)

The founder of Waterford Whispers News has been called on by Facebook to help it draw up new rules to differentiate satire from fake news and hate speech.

The social media giant recently contacted Colm Williamson to get his views on where the line is between satire and posts which should be removed from the platform.

Facebook has been proactively working on how to refine its approach to satirical content as it expands its use...

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