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The Cube shows viewers how it debunks misinformation while it is spreading online

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.

Why US local business news site BoiseDev is ditching paywalls in favour of ‘timewalls’

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.

Quartz AI Studio launches an open-source platform to help journalists use machine learning

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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.

University of Birmingham receives WhatsApp grant to find out how to reduce the spread of misinformation during elections


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.

Tool for journalists: INJECT, for finding unexpected new angles for your stories


This browser extension acts as an idea generator, helping you explore new angles for your story by offering a variety of perspectives on your topic of interest.

Click here to bag your spot at newsrewired, our next digital journalism conference, taking place on 6 March at Reuters, Canary Wharf, London.

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