Nieman Journalism Lab: Could those information boxes under YouTube conspiracy videos add legitimacy instead of reduce it?

Nieman Journalism Lab: Could those information boxes under YouTube conspiracy videos add legitimacy instead of reduce it?. “I thought it was worth highlighting a criticism of YouTube’s system made last year by Mike Caulfield, who runs the Digital Polarization Initiative. Caulfield worried that embedding external information from Encyclopedia Britannica or other trusted sources might end up adding credibility to conspiracy videos rather than reducing it.”

Poynter: The AP isn’t abandoning its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. It’s expanding it.

Poynter: The AP isn’t abandoning its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. It’s expanding it.. “Two months after it was rumored to be quitting, the Associated Press has expanded its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. In a press release sent to Poynter on Tuesday, the wire service announced that it will start debunking false content in Spanish for its American audience. The outlet will also publish corresponding fact checks in Spanish, making it the first of Facebook’s American partners to do so, according to the release.”

Wired: Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia

Wired: Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia. “Pity the poor public-relations specialist hired to influence what is said about his clients on Wikipedia. The sprawling, chaotic storehouse of knowledge is governed by thousands of independent-minded volunteers committed to being neutral and allergic to self-serving manipulators. The barriers are formidable, but so is the temptation to do some reputational polishing there. What appears on Wikipedia matters.”

Poynter: PolitiFact announces an exclusive health news fact-checking partnership with Kaiser Health News (KHN)

Poynter: PolitiFact announces an exclusive health news fact-checking partnership with Kaiser Health News (KHN). “The Poynter Institute, a global nonprofit dedicated to excellence in journalism, announces an exclusive new partnership between its fact-checking news organization, PolitiFact, and KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) – the trusted source of health policy information – through Kaiser Health News (KHN), KFF’s editorially independent national health and health policy newsroom.”

Engadget: WhatsApp debuts fact-checking service to counter fake news in India

Engadget: WhatsApp debuts fact-checking service to counter fake news in India. “India’s elections begin April 11th, and WhatsApp is determined to use every method it can to fight fake news ahead of the voting. The Facebook-owned company has teamed up with Proto to launch a fact-checking service, Checkpoint Tipline, that lets locals verify the messages they receive.”

Monday Note: Credder Wants to Create an Equivalent to “Rotten Tomatoes” for News

Monday Note: Credder Wants to Create an Equivalent to “Rotten Tomatoes” for News. “Credder, a startup based North of San Francisco, sits at the opposite of our Deepnews.ai project. While we try to rely exclusively on algorithms to evaluate stories, Credder is all about human scoring.”