Hany Farid and Alexei Efros, with the Facebook logo

Berkeley links up with Facebook, but wants to see tech giant’s accountability

Stung by bad press and government investigations, Facebook is investing $7.5 million in a partnership with three universities — UC Berkeley, Cornell and Maryland — to develop new methods to improve detection of fake content, fake news and misinformation campaigns. At Berkeley, the work will be led by EECS professors Hany Farid and Alexei Efros.

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