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Finding and fixing news hoaxes and misinformation

What can we do about hoaxes and fakes in the news world? The World Economic Forum listed the rapid spread of misinformation online as one of the 10 biggest challenges facing the world in 2014. This past week, Craig Silverman launched a new research project at the Online News Association conference in Chicago. The project looks to use digital tools to help fact-check and eliminate misinformation before it can spread. Craig Silverman runs the blog “Regret the Error” for Poynter.org and is a new fellow for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He joins us to talk about his project.

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