Newscoop: A Facebook for news with a Wikipedia twist
01 June 2019 | 5:20 am
The Amsterdam-based startup aims to democratize news by leveraging a global network of citizen journalists. The platform is harnessing blockchain technology to verify its content and keep a check on fake news.
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Two Australian journalists fled China Tuesday under diplomatic protection amid rapidly deteriorating relations between Beijing and Canberra, as the United States warned that the situation for foreign reporters in the country could get worse.
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We take a look at various Twitter profiles claiming to be journalists in Ukraine, despite several suspicious elements that don't add up: renaming of handles after the war, stealing old photos of the internet and creating AI-generated headshots. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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Reporters Without Borders teams up with Ukrainian partners to protect journalists in Lviv. Here they can network and receive protective gear to safeguard them while reporting in a war zone.
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