Facebook reportedly plans to work with The Weekly Standard, a serial misinformer, on fact-checking

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

Facebook, a platform plagued with fake news, is reportedly looking at teaming up with the conservative outlet The Weekly Standard despite its shoddy history on getting facts correct.

Quartz White House correspondent Heather Timmons reported that Facebook plans to enlist The Weekly Standard “as a fact-checking partner, according to several people briefed on talks between the two companies.”

As Media Matters has documented, Facebook has served as a conduit for...

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