Posts Tagged: Fact-Checking

Source: IJNET It is a journalist’s job to report with fairness and accuracy, separating what’s true from what isn’t, and contextualizing facts and opinions appropriately. To achieve that, editorial fact-checking — the verification process of sources and information included in a story — is an essential process for all reporters...

This article was first published by Harvard Business Review. Minor edits were made in accordance with Journalist’s Resource’s editorial style.   As false news has become a global phenomenon, scholars have responded. They’ve ramped up their efforts to understand how and why bad information spreads online — and how to...

Of all types of misinformation, video is among the hardest to fact-check. First, it isn’t easily searchable like text and photos are. You can’t paste or upload a video on Facebook or Google to see if it’s true or even trending. Second, there’s currently no way to see which videos...

Facebook gets a lot of attention for its fake news problem, but WhatsApp is no stranger to far-reaching viral hoaxes. The private messaging platform, which hit 1 billion daily users last summer, has become a source of misinformation about everything from unions to storms. Since the platform is encrypted and...

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