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“Fact-Checking Africa”: Epistemologies, data and the expansion of journalistic discourse: Digital Journalism: Vol 6, No 8
The prominence of “fake news” today has sparked an open challenge to the legitimacy of traditional news media. As a result, a series of independent data-driven organisations are emerging to fact-check legacy news media as well as other news sources. This study examines how these actors advocate and adopt journalistic practice and the perceived impact they have on news journalism. We draw our data from in-depth interviews with 14 practitioners working in three organisations—Code for Africa, Open Up and Africa Check—that are currently leading major data and fact-checking operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Our findings show that while these non-journalistic actors are at the periphery of news media as institutions, their operations, activities and goals are at the heart of journalistic discourse. In their data strategies, they emerge as data advocates and activists seeking to reformulate fact-checking processes within news media.
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8 days ago by paulbradshaw
Four Moves – Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers
(These are some pretty great tips for fact-checking things:)
“What people need most when confronted with a claim that may not be 100% true is things they can do to get closer to the truth. They need something I have decided to call ‘moves.’

“Moves accomplish intermediate goals in the fact-checking process.  They are associated with specific tactics. Here are the four moves this guide will hinge on:

“1. Check for previous work: Look around to see if someone else has already fact-checked the claim or provided a synthesis of research.

“2. Go upstream to the source: Go ‘upstream’ to the source of the claim. Most web content is not original. Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information.

“3. Read laterally: Read laterally. Once you get to the source of a claim, read what other people say about the source (publication, author, etc.). The truth is in the network.

“4. Circle back: If you get lost, hit dead ends, or find yourself going down an increasingly confusing rabbit hole, back up and start over knowing what you know now. You’re likely to take a more informed path with different search terms and better decisions.”
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10 days ago by handcoding
Study finds neutral fact-checking doesn't convince voters to abandon ‘fake news’ | Tulane News
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Study finds neutral fact-checking doesn't convince voters to abandon ‘fake news’

October 30, 2018 1:30 PM

        

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Keith Brannon 
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Study co-authors J. Celeste Lay (left) and Mirya Holman, associate professors of political science at Tulane. Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano.

 
If you’re having a political argument about voter fraud, you’d think that citing a nonpartisan, neutral source like Snopes or Politifact might be the best way to correct misinformation. 
Not so, according to a Tulane University study that found Republicans and Democrats weren’t persuaded to abandon false beliefs about election fraud after reading correct information from fact-checking organizations.
What did work? Surprisingly, both sides were most persuaded when the factual information was believed to be from conservative news source Breitbart.
“Our experimental results demonstrate that Republicans are more likely to correct their false information when cued with the ideologically consistent source, while Democrats were more persuaded by the ideologically inconsistent source,” said study co-authors Mirya Holman and J. Celeste Lay, associate professors of political science at Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts. “Neither group sharply corrected their beliefs when confronted with information from the fact-checking organization.”
The study was published in the Journal of Political Marketing.
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15 days ago by paulbradshaw
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's session on at the is overflowing. There is hope after all
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20 days ago by freethinker
Hands-on Fact-Checking: A Short Course
"Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course" was created by the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute, and funded by the Google News Initiative. Designed for college students as a self-directed course or as a resource for classroom instructors, the approximately 90-minute course includes lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking, debunking viral misinformation, and deciding whether a statement is really checkable.
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23 days ago by macloo
How Journalists and Social Media Users Perceive Online Fact-Checking and Verification Services: Journalism Practice: Vol 12, No 9
While services for fact-checking and verification to counter fake news in social media have increased, little research has investigated how journalists and the public perceive such services. This study reflects the outcomes of REVEAL, a three-year European Union research project investigating the use and impact of services for fact-checking and verification. Based on interviews with 32 young journalists and content analysis of social media users’ online conversations, we contribute new knowledge about the ways that journalists and social media users perceive online fact-checking and verification services. The findings suggest that, while young journalists were largely unfamiliar with or ambivalent about such services, they judged them as potentially useful in the investigative journalistic process. Yet, they were unwilling to rely exclusively on these tools for fact-checking and verification. A comparison of journalists’ perceptions with those of social media users reveals social media users are similarly ambivalent. Some accentuated the usefulness of such services, while others expressed strong distrust. However, the journalists displayed a more nuanced perspective, both seeing these services as potentially useful and being reluctant to blindly trust a single service. Design strategies to make online fact-checking and verification services more useful and trustworthy are suggested.
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6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Stopping Fake News: The work practices of peer-to-peer counter propaganda: Journalism Studies: Vol 19, No 14
When faced with a state-sponsored fake news campaign propagated over social media, in a process we dub “peer-to-peer propaganda,” a group of volunteer Ukrainian journalistic activists turned fact checking into a counter-propaganda weapon. We document the history of StopFake, describe its work practices, and situate them within the literatures on fact checking and online news practices. Our study of its work practices shows that StopFake employs the online media monitoring characteristic of modern journalism, but rather than imitating new stories it applies media literacy techniques to screen out fake news and inhibit its spread. StopFake evaluates news stories for signs of falsified evidence, such as manipulated or misrepresented images and quotes, whereas traditional fact-checking sites evaluate nuanced political claims but assume the accuracy of reporting. Drawing on work from science studies, we argue that attention of this kind to social processes demonstrates that scholars can acknowledge that narratives are socially constructed without having to treat all narratives as interchangeable.
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6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Towards Automated Factchecking: Developing an Annotation Schema and Benchmark for Consistent Automated Claim Detection
Leveraging the expertise of professional factcheckers, we develop an annotation schema and a benchmark for automated claim detection that is more consistent across time, topics and annotators than previous approaches.
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6 weeks ago by fionntan
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Possible ratings for

1 = "False"
2 = "Mostly false"
3 = "Half true"
4 = "Mostly true"
5 = "True"…
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6 weeks ago by jhill5
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7 weeks ago by rjw1
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7 weeks ago by nwhyte
These two chatbots will help you on your day-to-day work | dinfografia
Andrés Jiménez presents Facterbot as the first fact-checker chatbot on Facebook Messenger that helps to detect false stories on the internet. You can subscribe to occasional notifications, read a summary within the app or click on a call to action button to know more about it.
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8 weeks ago by paulbradshaw

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