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How Platforms Curate and Elevate Reliable Information During Emergencies

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

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

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