We're living in a society where trustworthy news should matter more than it seems to. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again.
And just a reminder that factchecking efforts only have value, it's felt, if:
- Misinformation is corrected, in a way that doesn't reinforce the lie.
- Any involved news outlets are encouraged to avoid promoting misinformation.
- Regular people, the broad citizenry, have the means to easily help media correct misinformation and encourage news outlets to restore factchecking.
More to come, and soon…