Facebook to fund Reuters developed journalism course
Facebook is planning to finance a course on manipulated media and deep fakes for newsrooms, reports Axios. The course has been developed by Reuters and Facebook is funding it as part of its Facebook Journalism Project.
The course, “Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media,” seeks to help journalists globally learn how to identify photos or videos that have been altered to present inaccurate information.
Hazel Baker, Reuters’ head of user-generated content news-gathering, says, “Ninety percent of manipulated media we see online is real video taken out of context used to feed a different narrative. Sometimes it’s edited, but often it’s not. I think that’s quite an important starting point.”
Julia Bain, who works on integrity partnerships at Facebook, says, “partnering with Reuters on the course is an important step to help journalists spot this type of content so we can stop the spread of misinformation online.”