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Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Mike Lee says fact-checking is a form of censorship, and Wikipedia explains how it plans to fight Election Day misinformation.
Facebook may defend its actions on the grounds of user privacy, but its real concern is losing control of how the company is scrutinized.
The new project helps small- and medium-sized news organizations take advantage of machine learning to deepen engagement and improve subscription conversions.
One lesson from pandemic times is that journalism education doesn’t have to happen in person, and remote learning can open up more opportunities for journalists to launch their own products.
Pinpoint, which uses AI and machine learning to help reporters sift through investigative materials, is part of the recently-released Journalist Studio.
The far-right site The Gateway Pundit was by far was the most-shared fake news domain; in some months, its stories were shared almost as often as stories from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN.
Newspapers have all had to make cuts. But it doesn’t look like they’ve favored the beats that are most important to democracy — watchdog coverage of local governments — over other kinds of news.