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The majority of the site’s editorial staff resigned this morning, and the future of a much-anticipated watchdog for technology companies is very much in doubt.
“Journalists in every field need to have more skills to investigate those types of decision-making that are embedded in technology.”
“The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they’re doing, then users can make their own decisions.”
“The flip side of disinformation is trust.”
Plus: Some fake sites are still sneaking onto big ad networks, Facebook pushed news literacy, and Germany gets serious about social networks removing content.
The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy.”
The Craigslist founder argues that even though fact checking can be time-consuming and expensive, it’s worth the investment.
Truthsquad’s twist is that, more than Politifact or Factcheck.org, it’ll try to balance the knowledge of the crowd with the reporting of professional journalists. Justin Ellis
March 23, 2011