Facebook’s ‘fact-checker’ fails to ‘fact-check’ its own material.

USA Today, a Facebook ‘fact-checker,’ fails to ‘fact-check’ its own content, removing 23 articles after a reporter altered sources.
Gabriela Miranda, a breaking news reporter who just quit her job from the newspaper, is accused of using falsified sources. USA Today, ironically, is Facebook’s ‘fact-checking partner.’
On Thursday, USA Today deleted 23 news stories from its website after an internal inquiry revealed that the author misattributed comments and, in some cases, falsified interviews and sources.
USA Today announced in 2020 that it will expand its “fact-checking” network and collaborate with Facebook.
The notification on the USA Today website reads, “After receiving an external correction request, USA TODAY audited the reporting work of Gabriela Miranda. The audit revealed that some individuals quoted were not affiliated with the organizations claimed and appeared to be fabricated. The existence of other individuals quoted could not be independently verified. In addition, some stories included quotes that should have been credited to others.”

The falsified articles removed were the following : 

Washington, DC couples call wedding dance ban excessive

TikTok bans ‘milk crate challenge’ from its app, citing concerns over dangerous acts

Texas abortion ban could lead to stockpiling contraceptives and pregnancy tests

Capybara population ‘wreaking havoc’ in wealthy community in Argentina

What do the different stages of breast cancer mean? Which is the most dangerous?

Real life Squid Games? Hit show a chance to spotlight Korean culture

More than decorated skulls: What is the Day of the Dead and how is the holiday celebrated

‘Friends are also family’: How the unofficial holiday Friendsgiving has grown

The top 10 most popular liquors during Christmas and why you should grab yours now

McDonald’s employee leaps out of drive-thru window to save woman choking on a chicken nugget

Anti-vaxxer pushes urine therapy as ‘COVID antidote’ without scientific evidence

Russian troops halt attack of nuclear power plant but remain in control. How dangerous could this be?

Georgia redistricting pits Democratic incumbents against each other in May primary

Campus ministry at Virginia Tech had its Pride flag stolen, replaced with Confederate flag

‘That’s on TikTok, not our menu’: Starbucks baristas can make viral drink orders but need time and patience 

Disneyland’s Snow White ride faces backlash over Prince Charming’s kiss 

Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday. So why does the United States celebrate it more?

If not skinny jeans, then what? Gen Z tells Millennials their jeans are out of style 

Sunscreen for dark skin or acne-prone skin: How to find a good sunscreen match

From Allyson Felix to Simone Biles, how female stars of Tokyo Olympics are inspiring women around the world 

‘Five hours of silence was torture’: Facebook and WhatsApp are lifelines for some families  

‘This is my land, I stay’: These Ukrainian women are among thousands choosing to fight, not flee  

This isn’t about music, it’s about ‘freedom’: Why songs chanted at Cuba protests matter