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YouTube fact-checking tool confuses flaming Notre Dame for 9/11 attack

YouTube tool for battling misinformation failed, wrongly linking video of the falling spire of Notre Dame Cathedral to the September 11 attacks.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Facebook to block foreign ads, start fact-checking ahead of election

Facebook will introduce new safeguards in Australia ahead of next month's federal election to protect local voters from foreign interference.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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Reality Check: Fact Checking President Trump’s Minnesota Visit [Video]Reality Check: Fact Checking President Trump’s Minnesota Visit

President Donald Trump visited Burnsville this week to talk about Minnesota's economy. But is everything the president said at his roundtable discussion actually true? Pat Kessler investigates (2:07)...

Credit: CBS 4 WCCO Minnesota     Duration: 02:07Published

Open-Source Techniques Have Created A Whole New Kind Of Reporter [Video]Open-Source Techniques Have Created A Whole New Kind Of Reporter

Open-source information is becoming more common in investigative reporting because of how powerful it can be for verifying and fact-checking.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:08Published

The Emergence of Open-Source Techniques in the Newsroom [Video]The Emergence of Open-Source Techniques in the Newsroom

Open-source information is becoming more common in investigative reporting because of how powerful it can be for verifying and fact-checking.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

Fact Checking Misinformation in the Wake of Barr's Letter on the Mueller Report [Video]Fact Checking Misinformation in the Wake of Barr's Letter on the Mueller Report

Some media outlets are spreading misinformation about the Mueller report since it concluded—we fact checked the biggest falsehoods. This video, "<a target=_blank rel="nofollow noopener"..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:31Published

 

Election claims face greater scrutiny: AAP

The national newswire AAP is set to launch a fact-checking service ahead of the federal and NSW elections to scrutinise politicians and their promises.
SBS - Published

Fact-checking Trump's lies is easy, he tells the same ones all the time

The issue is so urgent because Trump is getting worse and worse, argues Trump fact-checker Daniel Dale.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Make them liable': Costello rails against Facebook, Google for fake news

Nine Entertainment Co chairman Peter Costello has dismissed Facebook’s plans to launch fact-checking in Australia.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Facebook to launch fact checking in Australia ahead of election

Facebook has been working on plans to launch a fact-checking unit in Australia ahead of the 2019 federal election.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Rebel Wilson doubles down after being slammed for plus-size comments

Without fact-checking, Wilson declared herself the "first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy" - but she'd forgotten Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique and Toni Collette.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Fake news on WhatsApp debunked ahead of Brazil vote

Fact-checking efforts have become increasingly common around the world due to concerns about the power of social media to spread disinformation and influence elections.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Facebook begins 'fact-checking' photos and videos

Facebook said on Thursday it had begun "fact-checking" photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false news stories that have plagued the world's largest social media network.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur proposes ACT fact-checking unit

The Greens have called for an ACT fact checking unit to improve public debate during local elections.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

How Facebook's early effort to stamp out fake news works, and why it's stumbling

Site's fact-checking partners say process is too cumbersome and inefficient to stop misinformation duplicating and spreading.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

Hackers co-opt political fact-checking website for virtual currency gain

PolitiFact has been an invaluable resource for debunking American politicians' misstatements and falsehoods.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

Facebook to step up fact-checking

Facebook says it's stepping up its battle against fake news by fact checking more potential hoax articles and posting the findings under the original post.
SBS - Published

Fact-checking site Snopes.com takes to crowd-funding as 'ridiculous' ad dispute saps cash

The original fact-checking site is asking for reader donations as it claims an advertising dispute has it 'in danger of closing its doors'.
Brisbane Times - Published

Snopes.com, the original digital fact-checker, takes on some assertions about itself

The original fact-checking site asks for readers donations as it claims an advertising dispute has it 'in danger of closing its doors'.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

In Europe's election season, tech vies to fight fake news

Computer scientists, tech giants and start-ups are using sophisticated algorithms and reams of online data to quickly – and automatically – spot fake news faster than traditional fact-checking..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Google expands fact checking in news searches

Google will expand the use of "fact check" tags in its search results - the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories.
SBS - Published Also reported by •9News

'Pants on Fire!': Google wades in to world of fact-checking content

First fact-checking came to Facebook. Now it's coming to Google.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Let it flow or get it right

Lester Holt struggled to control the debate, learning the dangers of fact-checking amid a tense confrontation.
The Australian - Published

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