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Facebook alone works with 80 different fact-checking organizations worldwide.
“Any national donor large enough to put out press releases that issues one about making a bunch of $25,000 grants is either trying to fool other people or themselves.”
A healthy chunk of Facebook users say they don’t get much news there any more — an outcome to be both expected and desired.
“The only way a Substack grows is through tweets. I am like 85% serious when I say this.”
Genius (née Rap Genius) wanted to “annotate the world” and give your content a giant comment section you can’t control. Now it can’t pay back its investors.
“You really don’t know whether this person making a good-sounding argument is really smart, is really educated, or whether they’re just reading off something that they read on Twitter.”
Plus: What Africa’s top fact-checkers are doing to combat false beliefs about Covid-19.