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Facebook's newsfeed changes attempt to curb the spread of fake news

Facebook announced last week that they will update the structure of the newsfeed in a response to criticism over the spread of fake news. But these changes might not provide the answer.

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | January 19, 2018

Truepic app lets journalists instantly verify images, videos

With its unique technology, Truepic allows its users to capture instantly verified images and videos — and journalists can use the service for free.

Sam Berkhead | December 22, 2017

To make fact-checking go viral, 'silence is golden'

During a recent webinar, Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya's PesaCheck shared their best advice for making fact-checking and verification spread faster than fake news.

Oren Levine | December 20, 2017

Fact-checkers build networks to stop the flood of fake news

False information is often irresistibly appealing and moves too fast to be stopped — which is why it will take collaboration on a large scale to combat fake news.

James Breiner | December 11, 2017

Fact-checking Kenya’s repeat presidential election

A team of fact-checkers worked to make sense of the conversations during and immediately after election day in Kenya. 

Eric Mugendi, PesaCheck | November 13, 2017

Study shows tech revolution may be leaving newsrooms behind

A new global study from the International Center for Journalists has found that while some news organizations and journalists are making strides in adopting new technologies, even more newsrooms are falling behind.

Sam Berkhead | October 10, 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

Mexico's Pictoline brings new approach to making the news go viral

The majority of Pictoline’s revenue — it’s profitable and brought in US$1 million last year — now comes from creating sponsored illustrations for advertisers.

Mariana Marcaletti, Nieman Lab | August 25, 2017

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

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