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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

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

4 simple steps to debunking fake news stories

Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 26, 2017

To combat misinformation, media must strengthen international coverage and partnerships

At a recent ICFJ panel, leading media figures argued that supporting quality reporting worldwide and forging news partnerships will be key to solving the fake news crisis.

Joyce Barnathan, ICFJ | May 23, 2017

Why Facebook’s fight against fake news isn’t a failure — yet

Plus: A new report on the many types of trolls, and what happens when fact and fiction get blended together.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | May 19, 2017

What I learned working with Kenya’s first fact-checking project

I had an incredible year working as a fellow for PesaCheck, Kenya's first fact-checking group. These are the most important lessons I learned — there's no such thing as an easy fact-check, for one thing.

Leo Mutuku | May 17, 2017

PesaCheck offers guidance for building a fact-checking culture where none exists

Kenya's first fact-checking initiative is paving the way for accountability journalism in an area where few other organizations focus full-time on verifying what public officials say. 

Elyssa Pachico | May 10, 2017

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