POLITICS

Chinese Communist Party has not partnered with Facebook to fact-check posts

Published on 08/03/2021 at 07:00

An image circulating on social media purports to show an Instagram post about the Tiananmen Square massacre being fact-checked by the "Chinese government". The claim is false; a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said the Chinese Communist Party is not part of its third-party fact-checking programme. Both Facebook and Instagram are blocked in mainland China.