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Using collaboration to fight disinformation online and “fake news”

An in-depth report on an extensive collaboration, called CrossCheck, which was designed in part to monitor and debunk disinformation and improve trust between audiences and the news industry.

CrossCheck was a collaborative journalism project put together to combat disinformation and misinformation online leading up to the 2017 French presidential election. The project involved more than 100 journalists in 33 different newsrooms, who monitored the social web for misleading or manipulated information and debunked those that gained traction.