26 Oct '17, 2pm

Google announces new Poynter partnership to train more news fact checkers globally

So-called fake news and the exploitation of Google, Facebook and Twitter for the promotion of false narratives during the 2016 presidential election have given these companies a black eye. All of them have now taken corrective measures , including deploying fact-checking mechanisms to identify false claims. Adding to those efforts, this morning Google is announcing a partnership with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), which was launched by The Poynter Institute in 2015. The nonpartisan entity seeks to promote fact-checking best practices, which other organizations adopt and abide by. These include The Washington Post, Associated Press, PolitiFact and Factcheck.org, among others. The new Google-IFCN initiative will seek to do the following: Grow the number of trained fact checkers globally. Expand fact-checking capabilities to more countries around the world, “...

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