As part of our ongoing efforts to fact-check claims in
suspected false news stories, AP has been publishing weekly roundups of some of
the most popular untrue headlines of the week, debunking them and making clear
Accuracy in news reporting always has been AP’s top priority. The reliability of news has become a hot topic in recent months with the proliferation of so many so-called “fake news” stories on social media platforms.
As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated
Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and
debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false.