News Algorithms

What is the Relationship Between Fact-checks and Accuracy? (Part II)

Taking fact-checking as a straightforward signal for accuracy proves difficult because determining accuracy itself is challenging

News Algorithms Signals Research

What is the Relationship Between Fact-checks and Accuracy?

The first of two blog posts. Many news consumers are unclear about the practice of fact-checking, which is commonly used as a proxy for accuracy in journalism. Over the course of two blog posts, I’ll dig deeper into what fact-checking actually is, in practice, and what it aspires to be. The second blog post will […]

Signals Research

How Effective Are Whitelists and Blacklists for News Credibility?

How effective are blacklists or whitelists in guiding readers to reliable sources of information? What criteria and methods should we use to construct and share these lists? And how do we ensure that the lists themselves remain reliable over time? As concern about the spread of misinformation and disinformation online has continued to increase, so […]