Twitter Signs ‘Fact-Checking’ Deals with The Associated Press and Reuters

Twitter is to employ The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters in an effort to “expand the reach of factual journalism” and help highlight accurate contextualisation to subjects that generate high levels of conversation across the platform. 

Both Reuters and AP already work with Facebook as ‘fact-checkers’ and are tasked with ensuring that credible information is available when “facts are in dispute.” 

In a statement, a spokesperson for Twitter said that, with the help of the news agencies, the platform would work to “contextualize developing discourse at pace with or in anticipation of the public conversation,” while Tom Januszewski, AP‘s vice president of global business development, said:

“This work is core to our mission. AP has a long history of working closely with Twitter, along with other platforms, to expand the reach of factual journalism.”