A picture is worth a thousand words and Facebook wants to make sure that those pictures are telling the truth. Facebook announced that they will begin to fact check memes. The company said that a lot of memes are a main source of misinformation, “we know that this kind of sharing is particularly compelling because it’s visual. That said, it also creates an easy opportunity for manipulation by bad actors.”
Posts can be flagged and removed if photos or information is taken out of context, if the meme displays false audio, text, or captions or if the picture is manipulated or fabricated.