Early Warning System Set Up to Combat Fake News During U.S. Presidential Election

  • Variety
Early Warning System Set Up to Combat Fake News During U.S. Presidential Election
Fake news fighter Trusted News Initiative (Tni) is setting up a shared early warning system of rapid alerts to combat the spread of disinformation during the upcoming U.S. Presidential election.

The Associated Press and The Washington Post are the latest signees to Tni, an industry collaboration of major news and global tech organizations set up last year to stop the spread of disinformation. Tni partners include Afp, BBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, European Broadcasting Union, Facebook, The Financial Times, First Draft, Google/YouTube, The Hindu, Microsoft, Reuters, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Twitter and The Wall Street Journal.

In the month leading to polling day, Tni partners will alert each other to disinformation that poses an immediate threat to life or to the integrity of the election so that content can be reviewed promptly by platforms, while publishers ensure they don’t unwittingly republish dangerous falsehoods. The alerts will
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