Threads to introduce fact-checking program; Here's how it will work

Threads is reportedly developing a new fact-checking program to assess false content on the platform. Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced this initiative in a post on Threads.

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After months of leveraging Instagram and Facebook's networks, Meta-owned Threads has introduced its own fact-checking program to address false content on the platform. Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, announced this new initiative in a post on Threads.

Mosseri's Announcement

"FYI we recently rolled out the ability for our third-party fact-checking partners to review and rate false content on Threads," Mosseri stated. "Previously, we matched near-identical false content on Threads based on what was fact-checked on Facebook and Instagram. Now fact-checkers can rate Threads content on their own.”

Details on the Rollout

While Mosseri did not specify the exact timeline for the rollout or whether it would be limited to certain regions, the move is seen as a significant step in combating misinformation.

User Base and Revenue Growth

Meta has approximately 3.24 billion daily active users across its various platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Threads, marking a 7 percent year-over-year increase. Threads alone has surpassed 150 million monthly active users, up from 130 million in February 2024. Additionally, Meta's first-quarter revenue reached $36.5 billion, reflecting a 27 percent increase on both a reported and constant currency basis.