fact checking

Twitter is now accepting Community Notes contributions from four more countries

Twitter’s crowd-sourced fact-checking program, Community Notes, is now open to contributors in the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Twitter said over the weekend that it was expanding t

Twitter says crowdsourced fact-checking system updated to better address ‘low quality’ contributions

Twitter’s crowdsourced fact-checking system, Community Notes, just received an update that the company claims will help to identify more “low quality” fact checks — meaning, th

Twitter is making its crowdsourced fact-checks visible to all US users with Birdwatch expansion

After last month’s expansion of Twitter’s crowdsourced fact-checking program known as Birdwatch, Twitter announced this morning the notes fact-checkers leave on tweets will now be visible

Twitter to show ‘Birdwatch’ community fact-checks to more users, following criticism

Twitter said it’s expanding access to Birdwatch, its community-based fact-checking initiative first revealedĀ in October 2020. The service so far has been tested by a small group of 10,000 contr

Fact-checkers write open letter urging YouTube to get serious about COVID misinformation

A group of more than 80 prominent fact-checking organizations around the world is pressing YouTube to take action against COVID misinformation, which still prevails on the platform now two years into

What I learned building a fact-checking startup

Our thesis was clear: If technology could drive people to seek truth, facts, statistics and data to make their decisions, we could build an online discourse of reason and rationality.

Facebook to block new political ads 1 week before Nov 3, adds more tools and rules for fair elections

We’re now 61 days away from the U.S. presidential election, and Facebook is once more ramping up its efforts to level the playing field and attempt to keep its platform from being manipulated to

Why are people who cite videos always wrong?

I'm sure you've experienced it too. Some kind of discussion -- perhaps a dispute, perhaps just a friendly exchange of ideas -- arises online. People regurgitate what they know, or what they think they

Facebook deletes Brazil president’s coronavirus misinfo post

Facebook has diverted from its policy of not fact-checking politicians in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful coronavirus misinformation from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Faceboo

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media

Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated and/or synthesized media content, such as AI-generated photore

Snopes rolls its own crowdfunding infrastructure to prepare for 2020’s disinformation warfare

2020 will likely be one of the most bitter and hard-fought elections in decades, not just on pulpits and stages, but on the true battleground of modern politics: the internet. And veteran fact-checker

UPDATE: Snopes quits and AP in talks over Facebook’s fact-checking partnership

Two of Facebook's four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strain

Facebook’s fact-checkers toil on

Facebook is fielding so many problems, oversights, scandals and other miscellaneous ills that it wouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that its fact-checking program, undertaken last year after the n

Facebook rolls out photo/video fact checking so partners can train its AI

Sometimes fake news lives inside of Facebook as photos and videos designed to propel misinformation campaigns, instead of off-site on news articles that can generate their own ad revenue. To combat th

Europe eyeing bot IDs, ad transparency and blockchain to fight fakes

European Union lawmakers want online platforms to come up with their own systems to identify bot accounts. This is as part of a voluntary Code of Practice the European Commission now wants platforms t

Facebook starts fact checking photos/videos, blocks millions of fake accounts per day

Facebook has begun letting partners fact check photos and videos beyond news articles, and proactively review stories before Facebook asks them. Facebook is also now preemptively blocking the creation

Google expands its fact-checking efforts by partnering with the International Fact-Checking Network

For the last year or so, Google has been highlighting fact-check articles with a special tag on its search results and Google News pages. That’s not going to stop some people from believing what

Facebook takes its fake news fight to Germany

Facebook is expanding its trial of measures to combat fake news beyond the U.S. for the first time -- and will shortly be rolling out the updates in Germany. In a blog post yesterday the company said