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The conversation about how to fight fake news, mis- and disinformation has mostly revolved around educating audiences to be a little wiser with what they share online.
From educating schoolchildren to online guides, the most effective line of defence against false information circling online seems to be teaching audiences to be sceptical.
The Cube, the social media newsdesk of Euronews, does just that. Its team is on the mission to reinvent how breaking news is broadcast, verifying and debunking incidents in real time as they unfold on social media.
As local news organisations consider how best to fund their newsrooms amidst uncertainty, one publisher in the US has taken a fresh approach to membership.
Local business site BoiseDev launched their membership BoiseDev FIRST in November 2018. It is a voluntary membership and content remains free as the point of access, similar to The Guardian.
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Imagine you had a personal assistant that you can task with sorting out a pile of messy documents, or ploughing through a mountain of spreadsheets to find what you are looking for.
Enter the Quartz AI Studio, a US-based project that helps journalists use machine learning to write better stories.
The University of Birmingham has been granted $50,000 from WhatsApp to study misinformation and its impact on society.
The research team, led by Dr Jonathan Fisher, reader in African Politics, will examine how political messaging is developed during elections, specifically looking at how it is disseminated and consumed via WhatsApp during the forthcoming Nigerian elections taking place in February 2019.
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