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Iranian fact-checking site encourages accountability

Fact Nameh assesses the accuracy of statements from Iran's politicians in order to promote truthfulness and accountability. Here's how they do it.

Shenaz Kermalli | August 14, 2017

Real news about fake news: Facebook ramps up its partnerships with fact-checking sites

Plus: Surrounding fake news with real news, fake news games, and Kenya faces an election.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | August 04, 2017

Fact-checkers create games to help readers spot fake news

Hoping to make fact-checking more engaging to the public, these organizations are producing games where you can test your ability to spot fake news.

Em Okrepkie | July 27, 2017

Tips for developing a fact-checking project

IJNet Spanish organized a live chat in which experts from Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay explained what is needed to organize a succesful news verification site.

Santiago Sánchez | July 18, 2017

Google News puts fact-checking first in latest redesign

“To give them that multitude of facts, voices and perspectives, you want the UI to disappear and not be a sense of overload or cognitive load on them but just be transparent.”

Joseph Lichterman, Nieman Lab | June 30, 2017

Journalists across the globe see ‘fake news’ as a shape-shifting monster

ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatesh talked to journalists and fact-checkers in a half-dozen countries about how misinformation evolves as it travels across the web — and what can be done about it.

H R Venkatesh | June 27, 2017

Real news about fake news: The real cost of spreading misinformation

Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 16, 2017

Journalist of the month: Edgard Matsuki

Brazilian journalist Edgard Matsuki is a pioneer in combating misinformation in his country. In 2013, he created Boatos.org after noticing the growing trend of false information on the internet.

Renata Johnson | June 14, 2017

Real news about fake news: Brits and Europeans less likely to share false stories than Americans

Plus: Even more bad news for fact-checking, and how a fake news story spread from a Russian “satire” site to FoxNews.com.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 09, 2017

Real news about fake news: Tech investors set their sights on the misinformation crisis

Plus: Make your own fake Facebook story, “giant man-bats that spent their days collecting fruit and holding animated conversations,” and the AP’s guidelines on fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 02, 2017

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