Joint cooperation between Facebook and Wikipedia
Joint cooperation between Facebook and Wikipedia

The US giant Facebook company is cooperating with the famous Wikipedia encyclopedia to launch a new joint service that allows social network users to verify the validity of the information and news they receive.

Under the new collaboration between the tech giants, the Facebook search bar will include a site that shows results from Wikipedia's content.

According to Sputnik, the new feature is being tested in smartphones and the Facebook application on iPhone and desktop devices, but it may not appear to all users being in beta.

Although the reason for this cooperation seems to help users learn more about the topics they see, as well as fighting rumors and misleading news, other analyzes have gone further.

Observers believe that Facebook wants to capture users on its platform for longer periods, and reduce their exit to new tabs, by providing several services on the same page.

It should be noted that last October, Jimmy Wales, one of the founders of Wikipedia, launched a new site to compete with Facebook and Twitter under the name WT: Social.

Wells told the Financial Times that the new social network would never rely on ads, nor would it sell its user data to a third party, and would clearly focus on combating misleading headlines and fake news.

And recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his network would prioritize trustworthy news by identifying high-level media outlets.

Zuckerberg's comments came after the site was criticized for taking a lenient approach to fake news reports and state-backed disinformation campaigns.

Some users are no longer bored of Facebook, in light of the American company’s insistence in recent years to provide advertisements and material gains on the users ’rights, privacy, and protection from false news.