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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Irish lawmakers propose bill criminalizing use of bots to influence politics and the “active promotion” of fake news, with five years jail or fines up to €10K   —  If you use a Twitter bot or share fake news in Ireland, go directly to jail, do not pass go and possibly pay €10,000.
Dec 10, 2017, 12:25 PM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Profile of Sreya Guha, a senior at a Palo Alto high school, who built Related Fact Checks website and Chrome plugin to help users find existing fact checks   —  Instead of pool days and part-time jobs, Sreya Guha spends her summers with lines and lines of code.
Dec 9, 2017, 3:35 PM - In context

Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Conservative opinion magazine The Weekly Standard partners with Facebook in fact-checking effort, drawing claims that Facebook is bowing to ideological pressure   —  Magazine dubbed ‘serial misinformer’ becomes first explicitly partisan organization to aid in task, fueling concerns over rightwing influence at site
Dec 8, 2017, 11:05 AM - In context

Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Study: Trump causing Dems to trust media more, Republicans expressing more extreme, negative views of media; online consumption less polarized than thought   —  The presidency of Donald Trump has caused Democrats to experience a surge in confidence in the press at the same time that Republicans …
Dec 4, 2017, 3:30 PM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Q&A with executive director of Africa Check, Peter Cunliffe-Jones, on fact checking in Africa, the technologies used, partnerships, and the fact-checking awards   —  JOHANNESBURG — Journalists from 12 different countries and four continents gathered around a table at the University of the Witwatersrand to talk about fact-checking.
Dec 1, 2017, 1:10 PM - In context

Jack Shafer / Politico:
Project Veritas' attempted sting against the Washington Post highlights the ethical questions of using deception in reporting   —  What the latest Project Veritas flop can teach us about undercover media work.  —  Project Veritas went undercover and got buried in its own muck this week.
Nov 30, 2017, 10:40 PM - In context

Freia Nahser / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with three journalists on how blockchain tech could shape news industry's future, its monetization potential, and why it is like the Internet in early 1990s   —  Blockchain, the hyped up technology behind bitcoin, is venturing into the news industry, promising more transparency …
Nov 27, 2017, 8:10 AM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Experts say free speech laws and lack of unanimity make the EU fight against misinformation unlikely to succeed, leaving the task to national governments   —  JOHANNESBURG — Supporting free speech and majority rule is a hallmark of the European Union.  But in the fight against fake news, those values are nothing short of obstacles.
Nov 26, 2017, 4:50 PM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Full Fact shows live fact checks alongside news articles from select sources, is currently in beta and geared toward UK market   —  JOHANNESBURG — Fact-checkers wrote down their wildest dreams on post-it notes, sticking them to the glass wall of an airy 12th floor office at Wits University.
Nov 21, 2017, 6:20 AM - In context

Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Survey of 59 US newsrooms finds social media teams focus on posting links, and 56% of respondents see misinformation daily but rarely correct it   —  While fact-checking organizations around the world are tackling online misinformation in new and innovative ways, typical American newsrooms are lagging behind.
Nov 16, 2017, 4:05 AM - In context




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