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4 factchecking sites that’re the real deal

April 22, 2014

Folks, I just want news I can trust. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again. With the Internet, everyone can be their own journalist now. It's become increasingly difficult to find news that comes from a trustworthy press. Factchecking efforts only have… Read more »

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colbert

Doing something about truthiness in politics and news

March 20, 2012

Recently, the folks at the Harvard Berkman Center and the MIT Media Lab had a really good conference and hackathon addressing Truthiness in Digital Media. Truthiness in the Stephen Colbert sense, where people just make up stuff which they want to be true. A lot of good progress was reported, particularly involving citizens and professionals… Read more »

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craigconnects just had a birthday

March 16, 2012

craigconnects.org recently celebrated our first birthday, folks. It seems surreal that it's already been a year! We've worked with so many good orgs and have seen some great stuff happen since March 2011. A little of what's been going on with craigconnects, and by extension, with me: • craigconnects launched a three-day grant challenge to… Read more »

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Is this a real big step toward holding politicians accountable?

February 21, 2012

(Folks, I rarely quote press releases like this, but the folks at  FlackCheck.org, sister site of FactCheck.org, might have something  brilliant here.  They do have a great record of independent, nonpartisan factchecking. I'll personally request your help with this, once it gets going.) For Immediate Release: February 21, 2012 Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson. 215 898… Read more »

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