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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

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

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