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Users forward dubious messages to a chatbot; volunteer editors evaluate their credibility; the bot answers back to the user (and anyone wondering in the future).
And unlike previous efforts, WhatsApp is giving the fact-checkers an important tool to reach the public more easily.
News organizations’ audiences are increasingly moving from public social media to closed or semi-closed platforms like WhatsApp, Discord, and Facebook Groups. But there are still opportunities for good reporting on the communities we cover.
“We foolishly thought that harnessing the crowd was going to require fewer human resources, when in fact it required, at least at the micro level, more.”
“The other day there was big news in Bosnia. They said a Hooters had opened up in Sarajevo…But we didn’t even get the chance to mock the sexist business model of the place — first we had to correct the facts. Which is, that it wasn’t a real Hooters at all.”
“I think that when people go to Google, they think about Google weighing facts instead of ranking results.”
Plus: Fake audio on WhatsApp in India, and do paywalls lead to increased polarization?
Plus: Problems with the First Amendment, fact-checking the fact-checkers, and how partisan newspapers’ circulations change depending on who’s in power.
“Why can’t we use the Cambridge Analytica [method] for good, to help people actually know good things?”