Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. Is the truth keeping pace?
Journalists, news sites and sharp-eyed citizens around the world are spotting dubious claims, checking facts and explaining the details to the public. But they are often in the form of long explanations that don’t quickly make a strong case on social media.
With the support of the Craig Newmark Foundation, ICFJ will launch TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest, a global challenge to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.