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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 newsfeed 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

Fact-checking Kenya’s repeat presidential election

A team of fact-checkers worked to make sense of the conversations during and immediately after election day in Kenya. 

Eric Mugendi, PesaCheck | November 13, 2017

‘Trust in News’ study shows more trust for print publications than digital

A global study on the attitudes of news consumers finds print journalism is more trusted than online journalism. How does this effect companies trying to monetize new forms of media?

Ian Gibbs, MediaShift | November 10, 2017

The fact-checking army waging war on 'fake news'

A new cooperative, spearheaded by the founder of Politifact, is mobilizing to take on fake news at a large scale. 

Bianca Fortis, MediaShift | November 03, 2017

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