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As tech companies embrace fact-checking to prove they are active in trying to stop misinfo, fact-checking orgs' association with traditional media is weakening   —  Has our investment in debunking worked?  —  Personally I think the idea that fake news on Facebook, of which it's a very small amount …
Dec 4, 2019, 7:05 PM - In context

Profile of Floyd Brown and his conservative news site, The Western Journal, which grew to 4M+ monthly readers in 2014 on sensationalized news, and its decline   —  The man behind “Willie Horton” and Citizens United built a potent online disinformation mill with his son.  Then Big Tech changed the rules.
Aug 23, 2019, 7:40 AM - In context

“Second generation” fact-checkers like Full Fact aim not only to publish but to apply moral, public, or regulatory pressure to stop the spread of misinformation   —  AFRICA CHECK, CHEQUEADO, AND FULL FACT  —  Fact checkers need to move from ‘publish and pray’ to ‘publish and act’
Jun 23, 2019, 8:10 PM - In context

Outgoing director of the International Fact-Checking Network reflects on how fact-checking changed since 2015, dealing with platforms like Facebook, and more   —  So long, fact-checkers … When I started as director of the International Fact-Checking Network in September 2015, there was very little there to direct.
Feb 16, 2019, 6:20 AM - In context

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
By handing off power of fact-checking to third parties and providing no guidance, Facebook opens the door to battles like ThinkProgress vs The Weekly Standard   —  ThinkProgress vs. The Weekly Standard.  Here's a mini-saga that encompasses many of the things we argue about now.
Sep 14, 2018, 1:20 PM - In context

A look at Polygraph.info, a small fact-checking joint venture of the Voice of America and Radio Liberty that counters Russian disinformation   —  WASHINGTON — When reports began to emerge last month that Russian mercenaries had attacked a U.S. base in Syria, Russia issued a flat denial, and the U.S. was silent.
Apr 17, 2018, 5:05 AM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Fact-checkers from news orgs including Libération, Snopes, and Factcheck.org will meet with Facebook today to discuss their efforts to tackle fake news   —  Facebook and its fact-checking partners will meet in Silicon Valley Tuesday to work out their differences — and the latter have some pretty specific asks.
Feb 6, 2018, 10:10 AM - In context

Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Facebook to host fact-checking partners in early February to discuss how to help them be more effective and increase impact   —  Criticized for not sharing data, the social network is calling its fact-checkers together to discuss a more open approach.  —  After months of criticism …
Jan 8, 2018, 10:30 PM - In context

Rachel Sandler / USA Today:
One prominent publisher of fake news says Facebook and Google's efforts to crack down have hurt his business   —  “President Donald Trump signs an executive order allowing the hunting of bald eagles," a headline from the St. George Gazette blared last month.
Aug 7, 2017, 11:45 PM - In context

CNN's media show, Reliable Sources, wins a Walter Cronkite award for best national network news program; NBC News' Katy Tur recognized in separate category   —  With reporters, news media and even the truth under assault, the winners of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence …
Mar 13, 2017, 11:06 AM - In context




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