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The Week in Fact-Checking: Are Twitter ‘facts’ making us dumb?

The popular Twitter accounts @UberFacts and @OMGFacts show 13.3 million and nearly 7 million followers, respectively. Yet by encouraging a vision of “facts” as trivial soundbites and not a part of a richer context, these accounts dumb down our understanding of reality. Read the full article on Poynter. Fact-checking in the U.S. Quote of the week “Through […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: When it’s facts vs. fear, who wins?

In fewer than 100 days, voters in the U.K. will decide whether their country should leave the EU. The campaign is already heated: The Sun enlisted the Queen for Brexit (to her dismay); David Cameron, accused of fearmongering, retorted that he supports “Project Fact”. The Remain and Leave campaigns say facts are on their side, […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Debate fact-checking still elusive

The latest news in fact-checking and accountability journalism. Nineteen (!) debates into this primary season, we have yet to see a truly effective effort by the hosting networks to fact-check the candidates live on air. Live fact-checking by Univision’s Detector de Mentiras, which officially began during Wednesday night’s debate, was planned but didn’t quite work out. The […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: 5 tips for reporting on health

The latest news in fact-checking and accountability journalism. Health News Review publishes (sometimes scathing) reviews on press releases and news stories about developments in the health sector. While their work goes beyond fact-checking, it has lots of lessons for fact-checkers. Check whether the study was conducted on humans or mice and ignore the press release are […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: 7 things to consider

The latest news in fact-checking and accountability journalism. Are you an aspiring fact-checker? Here’s what to consider before you jump in: Learn how misperceptions spread before you get into the business of debunking them; develop a clear and transparent methodology; build a great team of curious generalists with their hearts in the right place. Read the […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: 50 percent increase in fact-checking around the world

The latest news from fact-checking and accountability journalism from Jane Elizabeth at the American Press Institute and Alexios Mantzarlis of the Poynter Institute. The results of the new Duke Reporters’ Lab census show a 50 percent increase in the number of fact-checking operations around the world since 2015, with 96 active operations in 37 countries. (And the Pittsburgh […]

The Week in Fact-Checking

Welcome to the first joint fact-checking blog post from Poynter and the American Press Institute, just in time to fact-check yet another U.S. presidential debate. Thursday’s event in Milwaukee was the 14th debate this election season, and that’s a lot of fact-checking. So journalists around the world are trying new platforms to keep audiences interested. Snapchat, GIFs and short videos are being […]

Introducing the newly expanded ‘Week in Fact-Checking’ newsletter

The American Press Institute’s “Week in Fact-Checking” newsletter has merged with the Poynter Institute’s weekly newsletter from the International Fact-Checking Network, as of February 2016. Together, the IFCN and API newsletters bring you the most interesting, useful, thought-provoking and occasionally baffling news from the entire world of accountability and fact-checking journalism. For new subscriptions, sign up here. (If you’ve […]

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