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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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Protecting Voting Rights Shows Gratitude to Veterans

September 8, 2017

Voting is the core of democracy, and not only that: it's also a way to thank veterans, active-duty, and their families for their service. That being said, I work with groups who are protecting Americans' right to vote. The Brennan Center for Justice is is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve… Read more »

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Avoiding Inequity By Giving Youth A Voice

May 8, 2017

All youth deserve to have a voice on issues that matter to them. Unfortunately, research continues to show that this ideal is not achieved for millions of young people. CIRCLE is committed to helping organizations and governments use research and data to improve civic life and close gaps in opportunities for civic engagement. In a… 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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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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