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Can soft power combat misinformation?

As misinformation becomes a growing problem in media and politics, many people turn to public authorities. Soft power solutions offer an alternative that doesn't risk government censorship.

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Nieman Lab | March 16, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Africa Check

In the second installment of our series we explore Africa Check, a fact-checking organization active around the continent. 

Clothilde Goujard | March 14, 2018

Virtual reality creates ethical challenges for journalists

As virtual and augmented reality become popular for use in journalism, it raises questions about transparency, visual manipulation and what might happen if dishonest organizations produce fake VR reports.

Angelo Paura, MediaShift | March 09, 2018

Fact-checking around the world: Inside Argentina’s Chequeado

In our new series, "Fact-Checking Around the World," IJNet will explore the work of organizations that are working to fight misinformation worldwide. The first installment spotlights Chequeado in Argentina.

Clothilde Goujard | February 22, 2018

Facebook's News Feed 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

The Washington Post's Project Veritas debunk raises questions of proof, digital manipulation

Video can be key to holding people accountable in a straightforward way. But how soon until video is realistically doctored? And how will we know what to trust? 

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | November 29, 2017

Fighting fake news: by the time it reaches your social media feed, it’s too late

A Hacks/Hackers event in Washington highlighted different tools and strategies people can use to debunk fake news and misinformation. 

Maite Fernandez | November 16, 2017

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