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Harassed, threatened and sued - that's the state of fact-checking in #Europe according to pioneering survey by IPI partner @FaktografHR on the impact of online abuse & #disinformation against fact-checkers, released ahead of #FactCheckingDay

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9 out 10 fact-checking organisations surveyed experienced smear campaigns and online abuse from politicians, government officials, media pundits and public figures.

More than half have experienced it repeatedly. #FactCheckingDay Image
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7 out of 10 respondents that experienced online harassment were subjected to campaigns which include prolonged and/or coordinated behavior like stalking, smear campaigns, hate speech, “doxing” or gender-based violence, among others.
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It's #InternationalFactcheckingDay

We're also currently in a global crisis

So on our Patreon, @NataliaAntonova and @IwriteOK decided to provide some comic relief by discussing the funniest person we've ever fact-checked — Jacob Wohl
@NataliaAntonova @IwriteOK Jacob Wohl's failures as a grifter have not deterred him

He just keeps going

And going

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@NataliaAntonova @IwriteOK @JaredHolt Don't get us wrong, the tenacity of Jacob Wohl's grift is also a sad commentary on how easily disinformation can become a career for some people — but Wohl is just comically bad at this stuff.

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NO AR. Sete respostas para as desinformações mais compartilhadas sobre o novo coronavírus.… #coronavirusfacts #Covid19 #FactCheckingDay Image
1. As pesquisas sobre o novo coronavírus estão no começo, mas há evidências preliminares de que sua taxa de mortalidade seja significativamente maior do que dos vírus do tipo influenza, causadores da gripe. Image
Um estudo da London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimou a mortalidade da nova doença em 0,5% do total de infectados (contando casos não diagnosticados). Outro, da Universidade de Bern, na Suíça, calculou esse número em 1,6%.
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Het is vandaag International Fact-Checking Day. Draadje met onze meest recente factchecks. 👇

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Een video van iemand die op een station omvalt vanwege het #coronavirus. Daar klopt helemaal niets van. Onze factcheck, inclusief tips hoe je zelf nepnieuws kunt herkennen.

Sowieso zien we het aantal tweets met onbetrouwbare bronnen hard stijgen tijdens de #coronacrisis.

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PSA 📣 STOP spreading #misinformation and you can help save lives. Check out this video with our Ambassadors @tyleroakley @LesterHoltNBC @ingridnilsen @WatchSavannah @smartereveryday @PeterHamby @hari @ReportingLabs #factcheckingday #coronavirus #covid19
You can see the whole video here on @YouTube with some practical tips for fact-checking info on your own:
Check out our write-up on if you want to read the fact-checking tips (who? what? where? when? why? how?) more carefully:…
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On #FactcheckingDay, we'd like to salute the work of @factchecknet and the #CoronavirusFacts Alliance. Here's a selection of articles on fact-checking worldwide

1. “COVID–19 is the biggest challenge fact checkers have ever faced,” says @ctardaguila…
2. Here's a basic explanation of what the #CoronavirusFacts Alliance is and what it does. @Poynter’s @factchecknet launched it in January when the spread of the new coronavirus was restricted to China but already causing rampant misinformation globally…
3. Here you can find a searchable database that gathers more than 1,500 claims fact-checked by the #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance. This database unites more than 100 fact-checkers in 45 countries and includes articles published in at least 15 languages.…
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