Muckrock: Help give a first read through the Mueller Report

Muckrock: Help give a first read through the Mueller Report. “The first public release of the Mueller Report is now live, and we want your help going through it to find the most interesting pages, references to other documents to request, and help us breakdown how much of it was redacted under various exemptions.”

Nieman Lab: Is it okay for a journalist to block a critic — not a troll, just a critic — on Twitter?

Nieman Lab: Is it okay for a journalist to block a critic — not a troll, just a critic — on Twitter?. “Blocking and muting on Twitter are common ways for users to deal with the less pleasant elements of the medium: trolls who attack, Nazis who incite, misinformation peddlers, and garden-variety jerks. And that’s certainly true of journalists, who come under far more abuse than the media Twitter user. But is blocking someone who is a respected member of the commentariat — and a frequent source for your news organization — okay if he’s tweeted something critical of you or your work?”

TechCrunch: Sift’s ‘news therapy’ app aims to promote understanding, not anxiety

TechCrunch: Sift’s ‘news therapy’ app aims to promote understanding, not anxiety. “Is reading the news feeling a little stressful today? Can’t imagine why. Don’t worry: you’re not alone. A Pew Research study found that seven of 10 Americans today suffer from ‘news fatigue’ — meaning they feel worn out and like they can’t keep up. Meanwhile, an APA survey found that 56 percent of Americans want to stay informed, but it stresses them out. A new app called Sift, launching today, wants to help. Instead of trying to overwhelm news consumers with breaking news and incremental updates, it aims to thoughtfully approach tough topics in order to encourage a deeper understanding of the issues.”

Nieman Lab: A cognitive scientist explains why humans are so susceptible to fake news and misinformation

Nieman Journalism Lab: A cognitive scientist explains why humans are so susceptible to fake news and misinformation. “Although the term itself is not new, fake news presents a growing threat for societies across the world. Only a small amount of fake news is needed to disrupt a conversation, and at extremes it can have an impact on democratic processes, including elections. But what can we do to avoid fake news, at a time when we could be waiting a while for mainstream media and social networks to step up and address the problem?”

Horizon: Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?

Horizon: Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?. “Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also be used to combat misinformation.”

Quartz: A new Twitter account is outing shoddy reporting in science stories

Quartz: A new Twitter account is outing shoddy reporting in science stories. “In this era of fake news, it’s not unusual for social media users—including the US president—to accuse journalists of doing bad work. Sadly, when it comes to coverage of scientific studies especially, there’s some truth to these accusations. Science writers do sometimes overstate claims based on research findings, and now one Twitter account exists solely to highlight a particular variety of these misleading stories.”