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Another Step Toward Making Trustworthy News More Global

October 10, 2017

It’s never been easier to widely distribute trustworthy news and information, yet it’s never been easier to spread and amplify disinformation too. The News Integrity Initiative (NII) at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is doing really important work to fight that disinformation. I've funded NII through the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and am a member of their… Read more »

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How Can Tech Communities Help Deal With Disinformation?

September 18, 2017

Transparency in both news and the government is really important. Unfortunately it isn't the norm, and we can't assume that orgs are factchecking for us. One nonpartisan nonprofit, the First Amendment Coalition (FAC), works to protect and promote freedom of expression and the people’s right to know. The Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated… Read more »

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TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest

May 3, 2017

Folks, the global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. This is being hosted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). TruthBuzz wants your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. The Craig Newmark Foundation has teamed up to support 'em and… Read more »

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Facebook Launches Tool to Fight Misinformation

April 7, 2017

People want to see accurate information on Facebook and across the web. As a response, Facebook just launched a new educational tool to fight misinformation. False news and hoaxes are harmful to our community and make the world less informed. We all have a responsibility to curb the spread of false news. Facebook sees a… Read more »

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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

April 3, 2017

In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions,… Read more »

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Why Putting An End To Fake News Is Good for Democracy

March 1, 2017

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy – something I've been saying for years. As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shooting down false claims and exposing bad actors. ProPublica is a leader in that kind of journalism, and… Read more »

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