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News Algorithms

How Platforms Curate and Elevate Reliable Information During Emergencies

Some platforms have increased human intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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

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News Algorithms Signals Research

How Do Press Releases End Up in Our News Feeds?

Not all “news” sites are as transparent about the fact that they republish press releases.

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News Algorithms News Ranking Review Panels Signals Research

The Challenge of Improving Diversity in News Feeds

What aspects of diversity are most important to consider when it comes to ranking and recommending the news?

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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 […]

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News Algorithms News Ranking Review Panels

Is the Internet Equipped to Surface the Context of Breaking News?

Exploring the challenge reporting on COVID-19 online amid breaking news cycles.

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Signals Research

How are Trust, Standards and News Quality All Related?

What challenges are there when attempting to incorporate fact-checking into news ranking systems that consider news quality?

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Signals Research

Can Improving Algorithms in Fact Improve News Quality?

Highly ranked stories, which might reward outlets financially, do not necessarily result in the production of quality journalism.

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NewsQ Updates

How Online Communities Can Identify and Promote Quality News

The NewsQ team recently participated in WikiConference North America, a four-day, 70-session conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that focused on information reliability and credibility.

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Signals Research

How Might We Detect Who Is and Who Is Not Doing Journalism Online?

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics will use NewsQ signals data to explore whether journalism ethics data can inform behavioral signals on journalism for platforms as well as the news industry.