A look at research, proposals & tools to combat misinformation

Following some bad press this week, Elon Musk blew up parts of the Twitterverse by declaring he may start a crowd-sourced service to determine news bias and credibility. (Not a new idea, as Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact Checking Network quickly pointed out, and one that done sloppily can do real harm.) When a Silicon Valley celebrity like Elon Musk brings up the issue of news trustworthiness, it’s a good time to review progress by a sample of Knight-supported projects and research already underway.