How many fact-checking organizations does it take to change the proverbial fake news lightbulb? Elon Musk thinks we need at least one more.
But maybe fact-checking should function more like a popularity contest, with journalists and institutions competing for credibility ratings. Emily and Heather ask what is the point of recent fact-checking initiatives, and the director of Poynter’s international fact-checking network Alexios Mantzarlis offers some answers.
Elon Musk doesn’t know how journalism works — but thinks he can fix it — A primer on the tweets that started it all.
Who decides what’s true in politics? A history of the rise of political fact-checking — An interview with a fact-checking expert to demystify the partisan bickering.
A 2018 survey of fact-checking projects around the world finds a booming field, with at least 149 dedicated initiatives — More background on the credibility verification efforts from organizations around the globe.