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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

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

Advice for journalists researching scholarly studies and reports

How can journalists be sure they're citing research that is rooted in fact? Consulting these two tip sheets from Journalist's Resource can help.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 26, 2017

Contest calls on journalists to make fact-checking go viral

Have an innovative idea that can help fact-checking spread across the web? You could win US$10,000 by entering it to this contest.

Sam Berkhead | April 25, 2017

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