Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a crowd-funded news service to help combat fake news. The internet entrepreneur has created Wikitribune, a news initiative which says it will see professional journalists and community contributors produce “fact-checked, global news stories”.
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Facebook might just have solved the fake news problemwww.independent.co.uk Facebook has announced new measures for tackling fake news in the UK, ahead of next month’s general election. The social network is set to treat the issue like clickbait, using algorithms to crack down on misleading articles.
Twitter could roll out 'fake news' button on tweetswww.independent.co.uk Twitter is exploring the idea of building a fake news button, a new report says. The feature is currently said to be in “a prototype phase”, but could roll out in the future as a convenient way for users to stop the spread of false stories. How it would work isn’t yet clear, but anonymous sources familiar with the plans say a fake news button could sit next to individual tweets.
More than EUR 21 million in funding from Round 3 of the Digital News Initiative Fundwww.blog.google Today, we’re announcing the recipients of our third round of funding, with 107 projects in 27 countries being offered funding worth €21,968,154 in total.
What is fake news? How to spot it and what you can do to stop itwww.theguardian.com ‘Fake news’ has rapidly become a catch-all term to discredit all kinds of stories. We need to be smarter at recognising and combating outright fabrication