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FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
"PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter."
by Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University, May 2018.
"Despite some basic potential flaws, AI can be a useful tool for spotting online propaganda – but it can also be startlingly good at creating misleading material."
A review of 83 SCOTUS cases between between 2011 and 2015 found that seven contained factual errors or misinformation that sometimes affected the ruling. Hear more in this WNYC story from November 2017.
The story of a Sikh man who was deliberately misidentified as an attacker in the November 2015 Paris attacks. A doctored photo of him spread so widely on social media it ended up on the cover of major European newspapers.