Russian hackers are now meddling in the French election. French newspaper, Libération, is fighting back with a search engine staffed by real-life journalists.
Libération with the help of J. Walter Thompson/Paris came up with the anti-hoax service CheckNews.fr, a search engine trading cold algorithms for journalists for three days before the French elections.
In related news, Facebook will hire 3,000 additional employees over the next year to review reports of violent content, whether in live video streams or in Facebook posts, as well as to better moderate other types of banned content, such as hate speech and child exploitation. The 3,000 new content moderators will bring Facebook’s global operations team, which reviews flagged content, to a headcount of 7,500.