Poynter: There is a growing tribe of truth warriors fighting false news in India

Poynter: There is a growing tribe of truth warriors fighting false news in India. “Viral hoaxes about local politicians, false information about medicine and rumors of child kidnapping have always been tough stories for journalists to cover in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populated state. But some months ago, after witnessing several cases of violence due to such rumors, Meera Devi, a local reporter from a community media outlet called Khabar Lahariya, decided to bring about a change in the heart of India’s Hindi-speaking belt.”

New York Times: On the Internet, No One Knows You’re Not Rich. Except This Account.

New York Times: On the Internet, No One Knows You’re Not Rich. Except This Account.. “In February, an Instagram account called @BallerBusters cropped up and began wreaking havoc on the flashy Instagram entrepreneur community. Its goal: To expose phony entrepreneurs. Using a mix of screen-shotted receipts, memes and crowdsourced information from followers, the account seeks out people who don’t ‘act their wage.'”

Poynter: IFCN and the Facebook Journalism Project announce Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative

Poynter: IFCN and the Facebook Journalism Project announce Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative . “International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide, has partnered with the Facebook Journalism Project to create the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative. The initiative will be open to the fact-checking community and will focus on innovation projects, new formats, and technologies that should help benefit the broader ecosystem.”

Poynter: Turkish fact-checkers are at war — against old military operation footage and photos with false captions

Poynter: Turkish fact-checkers are at war — against old military operation footage and photos with false captions . “Turkish fact-checkers are at war. They are fighting loads of miscaptioned photos and videos, and a flood of false propaganda on Facebook and Twitter that’s being spread about Syria.”

Internet Archive Blog: Weaving Books into the Web—Starting with Wikipedia

Internet Archive Blog: Weaving Books into the Web—Starting with Wikipedia. “The Internet Archive has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links to 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions including English, Greek, and Arabic. And we are just getting started.”

Poynter: Tech platforms step up their anti-misinformation game before 2020

Poynter: Tech platforms step up their anti-misinformation game before 2020. “For nearly three years, Facebook has been working with fact-checking organizations to limit the spread of false content on the platform. That partnership, which (Poynter-owned) PolitiFact participates in, has changed a lot. (Disclosure: Being a signatory of the IFCN code of principles is a necessary condition for joining the project.) And now, it’s changing again.”

Mashable: Instagram adds ‘false information’ labels to prevent fake news from going viral

Mashable: Instagram adds ‘false information’ labels to prevent fake news from going viral . “The app will add ‘false information’ labels that obscure posts that have been debunked by Facebook’s fact checkers, the company announced. The labels, which will roll out over the next month, will appear on posts in Stories and Instagram’s main feed. Users will still be able to view the original post, but they’ll have to click “See Post” to get there. “