Facebook ‘fake news’ centre for Barcelona

FACEBOOK has opened an operations centre in Barcelona, dedicated to combating “fake news”.

The Silicon Valley outpost, operating in the Glòries Tower, is the result of a deal with the Competence Call Centre (CCC), company, which has just signed a contract to rent eight storeys of the famous skyscraper.

The Facebook hub will fight against misleading headlines, often generated by false profiles or by radical groups, in the same way as the Content Control office in Germany, which employs 500 workers.

Barcelona’s centre will be only the second of its type in Europe. But it is not yet known how many jobs the “fake news” office will create, or whether some of its employees will be existing Facebook staff, relocating from the US.

The Glòries Tower, based in the city centre’s Les Glòries square, is an iconic, glass-and-chrome skyscraper, standing 142 metres, which makes it Barcelona’s third-tallest building.

It was designed by acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel, and was known, originally, as the Agbar Tower, home to the city’s water board.

The tower’s location is right in the heart of the so-called “technology belt” in Spain’s second-largest metropolitan area, which has become known as the ‘@22’ in recent years.

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