Status report: How European countries are fighting fake news

The fake-news firehose is still flowing. A turbulent political climate in Europe with multiple elections running across countries means publishers, governments and trade bodies are collaborating to try and fight fake news. MPs in the U.K. have launched an investigation this week. In France, publishers are working together to collectively use a platform to verify false claims. Facebook is testing fake news tools in Germany. Switzerland is building a machine learning tool. The post Status report: How European countries are fighting fake news appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2017-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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