fact-checking

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Democrats Will Never Win the Fact-Checking War

Right-wing politicians can get away with ignoring media criticism, but Democrats can't.
VICE Staff
1.16.19
Snopes Shuttering

Snopes Says it Needs to Raise $500k to Stay in Business

It had to start a GoFundMe campaign.
Caroline Haskins
7.24.17
Internet

We Need to Teach Kids How to Be Skeptical of the Internet

According to a year-long study from Stanford researchers, the inability of young students to tell “fake news” from real news is alternately “dismaying,” “bleak,” and a “threat to democracy.”
Rick Paulas
1.4.17
2016

The Real Journalists Behind Facebook’s Push to Stop Fake News

Organizations like Politifact and Snopes will help verify stories as they're shared.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.16.16
politics

How to Be Your Own Fact-Checker During the Presidential Debate

Sometimes, if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.16
News

Calling Bullshit on the Internet's Islamophobic Memes

Words aren't necessarily true just because they're superimposed over an image.
Mike Pearl
9.24.15
Stuff

Here's How to Prevent Fake News from Spreading on Social Media

There's a lot of BS in our newsfeeds, but we can change that.
Luke O'Neil
6.15.14
tech

The Internet Is a Giant Lie Factory

Even though the world wide web has made it easier than ever to disprove rumors and urban legends, there's still a lot of disinformation that goes viral thanks to the legions of people who will click "share" before checking to see if something is true.
Harry Cheadle
12.4.13
Motherboard Blog

The "Secrets" War

Julian Assange "leaks" on Alex Gibney's new film, as the fight for mainstream press freedom takes a WikiLeaks turn.
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.29.13
tech

Obamacare Is Dead!

The individual mandate has been shot down! Wait...
Brian Merchant
6.28.12
Motherboard Blog

Mike Check: Reading Between the Lines of the Daisey Story

As an intern at the Believer in 2005, Jim Fingal was assigned to fact-check John D'Agata's article on the 2002 suicide of Las Vegas teenager Levi Presley. The article appeared in 2010, and the factchecking process forms the basis of the book "_The...
Jim Fingal
3.20.12