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Facebook alone works with 80 different fact-checking organizations worldwide.
Plus: What Africa’s top fact-checkers are doing to combat false beliefs about Covid-19.
“I always say you can be provocative, but you shouldn’t be provocative by accident.”
Projects that demonstrate “clear ways to measure success” and aim to reach groups “disproportionately affected by misinformation” will be prioritized.
“Crowdsourcing is a promising approach for helping to identify misinformation at scale.”
“There isn’t a good origin story for the virus, and so this information vacuum is allowing misinformation to circulate.”
“We’ve found that artificial Intelligence is smart, but it’s not yet smart enough to make final decisions or avoid the robotic repetition that is an unfortunate trait of, um, robots.”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here they collect the best of 2019, including research into the effectiveness of fact-checking, why people are susceptible to fake news, and the changing volume of misinformation on social media.