Alexios Mantzarlis

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Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course
Expires After: 5 Month(s) 14 Day(s)

About this course

“Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course” was created by Poynter’s News University and the American Press Institute, and funded by Google News Lab. 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.

The course opened on April 2, 2018, the date of the second International Fact-Checking Day which highlights journalistic and research fact-checking efforts around the world. This course demonstrates best practices developed and tested by today’s fact-checking journalists, who face particular challenges posed by misleading rhetoric from politicians and government officials and the use of social media platforms as launching sites for viral misinformation.

We’d like to thank fact-checkers and other journalists and researchers across the globe for their work on the stories, videos, studies and advice included in this course.  We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to your feedback. For more news and information about fact-checking and accountability journalism, subscribe to our newsletter, follow Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network, and find resources at API’s BetterNews.org.

– Alexios Mantzarlis,  Director, International Fact-Checking Network at The Poynter Institute

– Jane Elizabeth, Director of Accountability Journalism, American Press Institute

Articles

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Our misperceptions run deep. But the man who’s spent years studying them hasn’t given up on us.

Bobby Duffy attributes our misperceptions to three factors: biases, identity politics and the media....

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America’s always-on partisan goggles hurt meaningful evaluation of fact-checking on Facebook

Facebook doesn’t really have an answer to a fundamental question: What is its fact-checking for?...

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We’re asking Facebook the wrong question about InfoWars

Talk about a PR strategy backfiring dramatically....

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Apply for the 2018 International Fact-Checking Network fellowships

Applications for the International Fact-Checking Network fellowships are open again....

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Fact-checkers are no longer a fresh-faced movement. They’re fighting for the future of the internet.

"If this group can’t help make the information disorder problem a little less terrible, if this group can’t clean up this mess that we’re in, who will?"...

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Four serious questions about Elon Musk’s silly credibility score

Media Twitter experienced a bit of a meltdown on Wednesday afternoon as space-and-street entrepreneur Elon Musk mused about setting up a crowdsourc...

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Fact-check the fact-checkers. Just don’t vilify them.

Online misinformation and political polarization are infecting democratic discourse across the globe....

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To fix the internet, we need buckets

The state of the internet is gloomy....

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Six key points from the EU Commission’s new report on disinformation

This article was reposted from Medium with the permission of its authors, Clara Jiménez Cruz, Alexios Mantzarlis, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, and Cla...

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We need to get better at covering studies about fake news

For much of its existence as an explicit form of online journalism, relatively few academics were interested in fact-checking. No longer....

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Facebook’s algorithm change hasn’t obliterated fact-checkers’ engagement — yet

Over the past year, fact-checking projects’ Facebook engagement has dropped precipitously, at least in part due to political cycles. At the same time, while it’s still early to draw conclusions, there has been no discernible change in their engagement since Facebook announced a major change to its News Feed algorithm Jan. 11....

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The Week in Fact-Checking: The ‘architects’ behind fake news campaigns

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's ...

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The Week in Fact-Checking: Facebook takes baby steps with fact-checkers

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's ...

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The Week in Fact-Checking: EU wrestles with fake news

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's ...

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The Week in Fact-Checking: Couples therapy for Facebook and the fact-checkers

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's ...

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What that new major study about fake news means (and doesn’t mean) for fact-checkers

A major study on Americans’ consumption of fake news during the 2016 election was released last week — and rightly graced headlines from dozens of ...

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The Week In Fact-Checking: New year, same old fake news

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's ...

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The Year In Fact-Checking: Your 10 top stories of 2017

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's ...

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What to expect from fact-checking in 2018

To get a sense of what the past couple of years have been like for fact-checkers, go no further than the dictionary....

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