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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 Fernández | 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

Fact-checking and independent media: weapons against 'fake news' in Ukraine

Fact-checking and quality independent journalism remain vital in combatting the ever-evolving problem of "fake news" in Ukraine. 

Judith Langowski | October 30, 2017

How the Verificado19s campaign is fact-checking Mexico's earthquake

Journalists and activists fact check in real-time to combat fake news and assist in aid efforts in the wake of Mexico's devastating earthquake. 

Belén Arce Terceros | September 26, 2017

Brazil investigative congress seeks solutions to fake news, press freedom concerns

With trust in the media at an all-time low and press freedom seeing similar declines, what can be done? The 12th Congress of Investigative Journalism in São Paulo sought out answers.

Jéssica Cruz | September 20, 2017

Inside the tiny fact-checking team combatting fake news in India

“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 14, 2017

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