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Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook now only prohibits ads whose misinfo is fact-checked, but won't pass political ads to fact-checkers for review, effectively allowing lies in those ads   —  This is the online version of the Popular Information newsletter.  You can get independent accountability journalism in your inbox every week.
Oct 3, 2019, 11:05 AM - In context

Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook plans to let opinion pieces and satire be exempted from its fact-checking program, preventing such content from being labeled false   —  Move follows controversy over fact-checking of posts on abortion, climate change  —  Facebook Inc. FB .55% plans to exempt opinion pieces …
Sep 30, 2019, 5:03 PM - In context

Global Disinformation Index study finds that adtech companies spend ~$235M per year running ads on sites found by fact-checkers to publish misinformation   —  How misinformation makes money  —  There has been much written about how fake news websites and other sources make money from spreading misinformation.
Sep 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - In context

Michael Calderone / Politico:
Some presidential candidates and others say fact checkers give equal weight to Democratic candidates' comments as to Trump's, creating false equivalences   —  By assessing Trump's whoppers and Democratic data disputes in the same forums, they say, the media normalizes the president's behavior.
Sep 12, 2019, 6:35 PM - In context

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
After six months fact-checking for Facebook, Full Fact makes 10 recommendations, including expanding the program to Instagram, enlisting help on public health   —  In December 2016, Facebook enlisted a handful of U.S.-based news organizations (ABC News, Snopes, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org …
Jul 31, 2019, 11:30 AM - In context

Brian Hiattt / Rolling Stone:
Inside Media Matters, the 15-year-old, left-leaning news watchdog undertaking a 24/7 fight against Fox News   —  On the front lines with Media Matters — the conservative network's worst nightmare  —  If you believe former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, Media Matters for America is the nation's …
Jul 29, 2019, 3:55 PM - In context

Cristina Tardáguila / Poynter:
Why US fact-checkers don't collaborate as one organization: Trump could target a single group, multiple fact-checkers can validate each other's work, more   —  It's been a week since U.S. President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida, and heated up the path toward 2020.
Jun 29, 2019, 5:30 AM - In context

Mark Stencel / Duke Reporters' Lab:
Tally finds the number of fact-checking outlets surged 26% to 188 in more than 60 countries since February 2018 amid strong growth in Asia and Latin America   —  The number of fact-checking outlets around the world has grown to 188 in more than 60 countries amid global concerns about the spread …
Jun 13, 2019, 1:10 AM - In context

Sources: Zuckerberg contacted Pelosi to discuss viral misinformation, but she has not engaged, frustrated by how Facebook handled a manipulated video of her   —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg contacted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in recent weeks to discuss …
Jun 11, 2019, 10:40 AM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Analysis of 36 fact-checking outlets finds gender disparity similar to newsrooms: 41% of fact-checkers are women, 71% of fact-checking sites are run by men   —  Independent fact-checkers are the first line of defense against misinformation.  —  They debunk fake news stories …
May 20, 2019, 2:15 PM - In context




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