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.
IJNet Spanish organized a live chat in which experts from Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay explained what is needed to organize a succesful news verification site.
“To give them that multitude of facts, voices and perspectives, you want the UI to disappear and not be a sense of overload or cognitive load on them but just be transparent.”
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.
Plus: A bill to outlaw fake news in the Philippines, and the question of whether real news outlets should cover fake news.
Plus: Can machine learning fix (some of) the fake news problem? And Facebook wants you to help it answer some hard questions.
Plus: Even more bad news for fact-checking, and how a fake news story spread from a Russian “satire” site to FoxNews.com.
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.
Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”
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.
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