Aides to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., had claimed in their Twitter bios that their publicly viewable tweets should be considered “off the record.” New York Times developer Derek Willis first noted the absurd disclaimer (#notquitegraspingtheconcept) in the profile of New Media Director Catherine Algeri, and the blog techPresident pointed out that Communications Director Seth Larson and Deputy Press Secretary Richard Pezzillo had similar disclaimers. All three removed them after the publicity spread.
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Google and YouTube partner with Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network on $13.2 million grant for the global fact-checking community
The grant will establish a $12 million Global Fact Check Fund to support worldwide fact-checking initiatives through 2025.
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