NewsTrust on Fact-Checking and the Wisdom of Crowds

Truthsquad is a new pro-am fact-checking service we are developing with the Center for Public Integrity, to help journalists and citizens separate fact from fiction together.

We are combining the best practices of crowdsourcing with the knowledge of a large nonprofit newsroom and the reach of major news partners. This unique approach empowers citizens to collaborate with journalists to investigate controversial statements from politicians and ... Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Joey Baker (t), Megan Taylor (t), Donica Mensing (t), Johan Jessen (t), Alfredo Ramos Jr (t), Ray Nichols (t)
Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Aug. 25, 2011

Good interview with yours truly by The Atlantic about Truthsquad.com, our upcoming fact-checking service with the Center for Public Integrity. This article includes new details about our pro-am investigative process, as well as useful links to related articles and our pilot site.

Disclosure: Because I am the subject of this interview, my review will not be counted in the final story rating.

Disclosure: Fabrice is involved in this story as the subject (review not included in overall rating). Help
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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Aug. 26, 2011

A good interview that clarified many of the objectives of NewsTrust/Truthsquad in my mind. Although I have disagreed with Fabrice on specific issues in the past, he has always been fair-minded and the Durbin exercise he cites here is a good example(although I would have preferred a "mostly true"verdict). I also like what he said about"shades of gray".

I understand the crowdsourcing concept better now and see how it can distinguish Truthsquad from Politifact and FactCheck.

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Sirajul Islam
3.9
by Sirajul Islam - Sep. 9, 2011

Good story, backed by interview of the ED of NewsTrust, on the NewsTrust's effort on fact-checking in the backdrop of the upcoming US prsidential election. The story elaborates the history and processes and engagement of the Truthsquad, the pilot for factchecking. We're hopeful to see a better factchecking effort to be successful.

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Frank Whitman
5.0
by Frank Whitman - Aug. 31, 2011

GREAT,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - Sep. 2, 2011
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Nishaa
by Nishaa - Oct. 24, 2011

yes it is really good information .must join it.

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    Posted by Fabrice Florin
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