Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) on Friday launched a collaborative fact-checking tool, ‘Facter’, designed to counter misinformation and assist newsrooms in delivering correct data.
“Facter leverages expertise to combination verified content material from varied information sources and its personal monitoring and fact-checking group,” the media growth organisation mentioned in a press launch.
“To foster sustainable collaborations, Facter capabilities as each a tool and a platform, streamlining fact-checking processes for newsrooms effectively,” it acknowledged.
According to MMfD, the tool “solely” offers content material to newsrooms and was already being adopted by 10 mainstream newsrooms in Pakistan.
Speaking on the launch of the tool, MMfD director and founder Asad Baig mentioned: “At a technical degree, Facter operates by curating data processed by MMfD’s monitoring group and credible media shops.”
“Trends Monitor, MMfD’s technical toolkit and methodology developed for digital investigations, is employed to observe social media platforms for mis/disinformation (reality-checked by MMfD), deceptive data (reality-checked by MMfD), or verified data,” Baig mentioned.
He added that Facter aligned with MMfD’s lengthy-time period aim of enabling newsrooms to reinforce net visitors and digital income by the publication of verified, credible data.
Additionally, Facter connects newsrooms to an intensive stream of data associated to their investigations by aggregating related content material printed by varied native fact-checking and media organisations, the press launch added.