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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

Argentina's La Nación sets the standard for Latin American data journalism

La Nación's trailblazing data journalism, YouTube's effects on independent media and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | April 21, 2017

International Fact-Checking Day empowers journalists, citizens to spot fake news

Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network spread the fact-checking movement across five continents for International Fact-Checking Day — and news organizations and educators can still get involved.

Sam Berkhead | April 03, 2017

Newsgeist brings the fake news debate to Latin America

At the recent Newsgeist LatAm unconference in São Paulo, leading media figures sought out new ways to address the issue of fake news.

Elisa Tinsley | March 20, 2017

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