AAP and Google expand fact checking

By AdNews | 3 April 2024
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National newswire Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Digital giant Google have expanded their fact checking partnership started in 2019.

The deal increases AAP’s capacity to provide fact-checks, ensuring accurate and reliable information to more than 380 publications in Australia and New Zealand.

AAP FactCheck will also analyse global misinformation trends and produce video explainers. AAP will also translate fact-checks into different languages (Arabic, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese) for distribution to local news outlets and social media.

“This partnership with Google will see AAP FactCheck’s capacity expand significantly, reducing the harmful mis and disinformation Australians are encountering every day,” said AAP CEO Lisa Davies.

Google AUNZ’s news lab lead Uma Patel said the partnership with AAP is a leading force in the fight against misinformation and disinformation.

“AAP has a strong record of calling out false and misleading claims in Australia and New Zealand, we’re excited to see their work grow and reach more people,” Patel said.  

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