How We're Tackling The Problem of Misinformation Online

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I'm not going to spend much time selling you on the idea that there's a problem with how we consume information from the media. The switch has been flipped so that mass media distribution -- which was once centrally controlled by limited groups of people with printing presses or access to radio infrastructure -- is now accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection.

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Topics: Satire, Media Business, Startups, Journalism, Misinformation

How good are you at recognizing fake news? [Quiz]

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 6, 2015 9:47:50 AM

Here at Verytas, we're tackling the problems of misinformation and fact-checking online one at a time. One of the first challenges we're tackling is helping you recognize satire sites right in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Click here to check out our version 1.0 Verytas app. Many of these sites walk a fine line between satire and intentional misinformation, with satire disclaimers hidden deep within their site (if they have them at all).

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Topics: Satire

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Verytas pulls from commonly used professional sources as well as human-generated citations or refutations and automagically overlays the information in real-time on your normal browsing experience.

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