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19 fact-checkers are teaming up to fight misinformation about the EU elections

(Shutterstock) Fact-checkers gear up for EU elections A big development in fact-checking this week came in Europe, where 19 news organizations are collaborating on a project called FactCheckEU. They’ll fact-check politicians’ rhetoric and misinformation ahead of the May parliamentary elections. (Full disclosure: The platform is being helped with an innovation grant from the IFCN, and the participants are signatories of the IFCN’s code of principles . Watch the IFCN’s new associate director, Cristina Tardáguila, talk more about the project with Newtral here .) European Union leaders are warning of coordinated misinformation campaigns ahead of the vote, Reuters reported . […]

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