fact-checking

Jan
08
Engaged Reading Digest: image verification, cops on TikTok — and why celebs are using a social platform you've never heard of

Engaged Reading Digest: image verification, cops on TikTok — and why celebs are using a social platform you've never heard of

It's easy to get sucked into the idea that social media is mainly a promotional tool. Today's digest is a reminder that it's much more than that — for good and ill
4 min read
Jun
07
To beat "Fake News", look to… Finland?

To beat "Fake News", look to… Finland?

Finland has been fighting Russian information warfare for over five years. What have they learnt?
1 min read
May
22
Hacks/Hackers London: AI, Fact-checking, a faster Economist — and better careers for women

Hacks/Hackers London: AI, Fact-checking, a faster Economist — and better careers for women

May's Hacks/Hackers brought us AMP-based web-design, Facebook fact-checking, AI email checks, and a new organisation to support women in their careers.
7 min read
Feb
28
The Momo Challenge: a press-driven panic over a non-existent threat

The Momo Challenge: a press-driven panic over a non-existent threat

The Momo Challenge has been all over the internet - and the papers. Only one small problem: it doesn't exist.
3 min read
Oct
01
The "£500 pcm bed under the stairs" story is probably just marketing

The "£500 pcm bed under the stairs" story is probably just marketing

Want to know why social media verification skills are so important? Well, take a look at this tweet, which has
1 min read
Mar
24

The dangers and rewards of Data Journalism

Allison Schrager has a problem with data journalism: But I worry that data give commentary a false sense of authority
4 min read
Jan
14

Should journalists use "words"?

I’ve not really felt inspired to comment on the whole “should journalists check facts” furore, because, really, me rolling
Apr
19

Fact Checking: not applicable to geography, apparently

Next time you hear someone saying that what makes journalists unique and different is their fact-checking and professional standards, remember
Oct
06

Fact-checking, Wikipedia and basic journalistic credibility

When I was in my early 20s, and working in my first proper journalism job, my features editor and boss
2 min read