Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.
The social network said Sunday the investigative media group Correctiv will be its first outside fact-checker in Germany and it's working to bring aboard other media organizations. It said updates to make it easier to report fake news will be introduced shortly in Germany.
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Facebook last month launched plans to focus on the "worst of the worst" offenders and partner with outside fact-checkers and news organizations, including The Associated Press, to sort out true news reports from made-up stories.
Germany is expected to hold a national election in September.
Facebook has also faced criticism in Germany for what critics call an insufficient response to hate speech.