Poynter: Fact-checkers have lost important digital tools — and will lose one more in September

Poynter: Fact-checkers have lost important digital tools — and will lose one more in September. “It’s been a tough year for fact-checkers. At least three major digital tools have been lost so far, and fact-checkers have already seen the impact on their daily routines. The worst news, however, is that another big loss is due next month.”

Motherboard: Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies

Motherboard: Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies. “Late last week Facebook quietly made changes to a set of advanced features that previously allowed users to search the social network in powerful ways, such as finding all posts on Facebook by a keyword and within a certain date range, all of the people who like a certain Facebook Page and live in a particular city, or places visited by two specific users.”

How to: find local sources for an election in another country using Facebook Graph (Online Journalism Blog)

Online Journalism Blog: How to: find local sources for an election in another country using Facebook Graph. “Facebook Graph was launched in 2013 as a specific tool for finding people based on their interests. The ‘graph’ part refers to its ability to find people based on intersecting qualities: combinations of their likes, places of work, friends, and where they live and come from. The tool itself was dropped in 2014, but the ability to search based on intersecting qualities remained, as part of the general Facebook search. You just have to know how to use it…”