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Why the hell is The Daily Caller ‘fact-checking’ for Facebook?

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Nothing goes together like “fact checking” and “Tucker Carlson,” right?

Facebook has a new fact-checking partner, Axios first reported Thursday: CheckYourFact.com, the fact-checking arm of The Daily Caller, a right-wing website founded by conspiracy theorist peddler Tucker Carlson.

CheckYourFact.com describes itself as “editorially independent” from The Daily Caller. Its funding comes from The…

Why the hell is The Daily Caller ‘fact-checking’ for Facebook?

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Nothing goes together like “fact checking” and “Tucker Carlson,” right?

Facebook has a new fact-checking partner, Axios first reported Thursday: CheckYourFact.com, the fact-checking arm of The Daily Caller, a right-wing website founded by conspiracy theorist peddler Tucker Carlson.

CheckYourFact.com describes itself as “editorially independent” from The Daily Caller. Its funding comes from The…

Why the hell is The Daily Caller ‘fact-checking’ for Facebook?

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Nothing goes together like “fact checking” and “Tucker Carlson,” right?

Facebook has a new fact-checking partner, Axios first reported Thursday: CheckYourFact.com, the fact-checking arm of The Daily Caller, a right-wing website founded by conspiracy theorist peddler Tucker Carlson.

CheckYourFact.com describes itself as “editorially independent” from The Daily Caller. Its funding comes from The…

Why the hell is The Daily Caller ‘fact-checking’ for Facebook?

TwitterFacebook

Nothing goes together like “fact checking” and “Tucker Carlson,” right?

Facebook has a new fact-checking partner, Axios first reported Thursday: CheckYourFact.com, the fact-checking arm of The Daily Caller, a right-wing website founded by conspiracy theorist peddler Tucker Carlson.

CheckYourFact.com describes itself as “editorially independent” from The Daily Caller. Its funding comes from The…

YouTube starts to fact-check search results

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YouTube is dealing another blow to conspiracy theorists and disinformation peddlers.

 The video platform has started rolling out text prompts, known as “information panels,” that provide fact checks when users search certain terms or phrases. The feature is currently being rolled out to a limited number of users in India, one country in particular where the spread of fake news has fatal consequences.

An example of YouTube's information pane feature which fact checks search results on the platform.

An example of YouTube’s information pane feature which fact checks search results on…

Snopes quits Facebook’s fact-checking program

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Users aren’t the only people breaking up with Facebook.

In a post published Friday, the fact-checking organization Snopes announced that it would no longer work with Facebook to fact-check stories shared on the platform.

“At this time we are evaluating the ramifications and costs of providing third-party fact-checking services, and we want to determine with certainty that our efforts to aid any particular platform are a net positive for our online community, publication, and staff,” Snopes…

New browser plug-in fact checks Trump’s tweets for you

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Trump needs many things before he heads into the Oval Office (cough cough, intelligence briefings), chief of which is a fact checker.

While some dedicated readers head to Politifact or Snopes to fact check his most outrageous statements, that’s an extra step