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    Moving fact-checking from the Web to TV is important but tough

    At Chequeado, Argentina's foremost fact-checking website, we have wanted to bring our work to TV for a long time. A really long time. We know that we need to go beyond our website, which is why we established regular columns on different radio stations, La Nación (a national newspaper) and Yahoo News.

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    Hoaxmap is collecting debunked rumors about refugees

    Earlier this year, a group of refugees showed up in a supermarket in Groß-Gerau, a southwestern German district not too far from Frankfurt.

    They filled up their shopping cart and said they wouldn't be paying for anything, informing a surprised cashier that Angela Merkel, the country's chancellor, would be picking up the tab. Following a standoff, the mayor of the town showed up and paid for the refugees' big shop.

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    France assigns Lying Oscars. And the winner is...

    Fact-checkers around the world are increasingly awarding — or letting their readers elect — the most outrageous political fib from the ones they fact-checked in the previous year.

    The awards are meant to be tongue-in-cheek, because no fact-checker has covered every single claim made the previous year. But they do help bring attention to claims that were widely shared despite being false.

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    Fact-checking jokes

    You are at a dinner party and you make a sweeping generalization that serves as a premise to the punchline of your joke. From a corner of the table, you hear a “Well, actually…” that negates your premise and kills the laughs. We all know a person like that. In fact, who am I kidding; I am usually that person.

    It is one thing to spoil jokes at a social gathering; it is a whole other thing to do it for a living. While this type of profile may not make you a hot ticket for dinner invitations, it may well make you increasingly employable in showbiz.

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    Must-reads for fact-checkers (existing and aspiring)

    This is a non-exhaustive list of useful links on fact-checking. It will be routinely updated – please share any resources you think I've left out in the comment section or on twitter @factchecknet.

    Practical how-tos, sites on fact-checking news and noteworthy initiatives

    Methodologies and How To's

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    Introducing Poynter's International Fact-checking Network

    Today marks the online launch of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter. This informal network, a forum for fact-checkers from five continents, is born out of the desire to study and discuss fact-checking as a journalistic instrument worldwide.

    The IFCN is supported by grants from the Omidyar Network and the National Endowment for Democracy.

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