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How the Verificado19s campaign is fact-checking Mexico's earthquake

Journalists and activists fact check in real-time to combat fake news and assist in aid efforts in the wake of Mexico's devastating earthquake. 

Belén Arce Terceros | September 26, 2017

Brazil investigative congress seeks solutions to fake news, press freedom concerns

With trust in the media at an all-time low and press freedom seeing similar declines, what can be done? The 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo sought out answers.

Jéssica Cruz | September 20, 2017

Inside the tiny fact-checking team combatting fake news in India

“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 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

Debunking fake photos: How journalists and readers can ensure authenticity

Seeing is believing, but not if a photo has been manipulated to misrepresent an event or mislead an audience. 

Nicole Smith Dahmen | July 26, 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: Why partisanship plays a major role in misinformation's spread

Plus: A bill to outlaw fake news in the Philippines, and the question of whether real news outlets should cover fake news.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | June 23, 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

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