COMPUTERWORLD

Why fake news is a tech problem

2017-01-28

"The beauty of this approach is that each article is judged independently (instead of branding an entire publication as "bad"). [...] Better still, the site essentially teaches media criticism and skepticism from a scientific point of view."

Forbes

Climate Scientists Launch Brainy Attack On Inaccurate News

2017-01-27

“[Climate feedback] website's purpose goes beyond fact checking, because there are other forms of misleading information, such as cherry-picked half truths, biased information, rhetorical manipulation, and ill-defined terms.”

Nature

Take the time and effort to correct misinformation

2016-12-06

"the scientific process doesn’t stop when results are published in a peer-reviewed journal. Wider communication is also involved, and that includes ensuring not only that information (including uncertainties) is understood, but also that misinformation and errors are corrected where necessary."

Poynter Institute

When it comes to fact-checking, why do politicians get all the attention?

2016-11-07

"...what if journalists are just thinking too narrowly about what makes a good fact check? For example, the website Climate Feedback uses line-by-line annotation to critique climate-related articles in the media — effectively fact-checking many statements at once. [...] “Any story like that that takes an issue, not necessarily a statement but an issue, that people are wondering about or don’t understand, and goes into the deep background of ‘why this is happening,’ that has all the hallmarks of a fact check, and that’s what we want to see more of,”"

University of California Newsroom

Can you trust what you read about climate change?

2016-08-01

"As Climate Feedback has started building up a body of article reviews, patterns are emerging: Some news sources consistently produce accurate stories on climate change, while others are consistently inaccurate."

Society of Environmental Journalists

Scientists Critique Media Reports on Climate

2016-06-01

"It’s unlikely to come across as just another press-bashing exercise by advocates for or against what generally is cast as the “mainstream” science on the issue. In fact, the new climate reporting “watchdog” group [...] is made up of more than 100 Ph.D. scientists, among them a fair sampling widely recognized and respected in climate science circles."

Poynter

Annotation might be the future of fact-checking

2016-05-26

"Climate Feedback, a scientist-led effort to "peer review" the world’s climate journalism, is closing in on its $30,000 crowdfunding target. A successful conclusion to the campaign would bolster one of the most prominent efforts yet to conduct fact-checking via web annotation."

Le Monde

Quand les chercheurs en sciences du climat « fact-checkent » les articles de presse

2016-05-26

"globalement, l’honneur est à peu près sauf pour les journalistes. Les textes les plus trompeurs épinglés par Climate Feedback sont en effet généralement des tribunes rédigées par des personnalités extérieures aux organes de presse."

Think Progress

How To Find Out How Accurate Your Favorite News Site Is On Climate

2016-05-25

"“I think [Climate Feedback] is a really powerful thing. This is such a manipulated topic,” said Jeff Chanton, Florida State University. Climate change has indeed been seen as one of the worst examples of “false balance” in the press."

The New York Times Dot Earth

Scientists Build a Hype Detector for Online Climate News and Commentary

2016-05-03

"the most relevant use of the Hypothesis tool so far is by Climate Feedback, through which a large (and hopefully growing) network of scientists studying climate change and related subjects is applying a layer of external peer review and a reliability rating to news articles and commentary on global warming."