FACT CHECKING GOES SOCIAL: SNOPES & AFP
The number of fact-checking outlets around the world
has grown to 188 in more than 60 countries amid
concerns about the spread of misinformation.
While politics has been a major driver, many outlets are
also concentrating on viral hoaxes or other forms of
misinformation such as fake health claims.
Interestingly, the fact-checkers are starting to deploy
more in-depth social media strategies to ensure their
content gets shared rather than just referenced.
Snopes for example has started an Instagram handle
which creates bold, succinct, social media ready posts
and AFP Factcheck Twitter is focusing on making fact
checking accessible to the normal user.