WhatsApp's private and encrypted messages make it difficult to fight the spread of misinformation on the social platform, but Verificado 2018 has found a way.
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.
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: 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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