(Note: The following documentation is a work-in-progress. It is subject to occasional reviews and revisions)
By Annie Lab team
Just when we are getting ready for the new semester, our university has decided to suspend all classes until Feb. 17 — “in light of the latest development of the novel coronavirus.” [update: our courses are now suspended until further notice].
It means our newsroom will be closed as well and our fact-checking project won’t be in full swing anytime soon. Until then, we will have to see what we can do with limited resources.
So, we decided to experiment with Flipboard and have created a magazine to share our bookmarks of all the coronavirus verification stories we come across.
Annie Lab is a member of the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute since January 2020. We work with more than 100 fact-checkers around the world to investigate misinformation, find facts and disseminate findings surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.Our work has also been recognized by Duke Reporters' Lab as one of the global fact-checking sites.
In recent years a constant stream of fraudulent news stories has given rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements across the world.
False claims, misleading factoids, exaggerations, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, questionable advertising, radical extremism and other types of misinformation and disinformation are now being masqueraded and distributed as news. …