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10:50

Just in time for 2012 elections: NewsTrust dives into the fact-check business with expanded Truthsquad

Niemanlab :: Just in time for the 2012 elections, the cottage industry of media fact-checking is ramping up. That latest addition is Truthsquad, which began last year as a pilot project of NewsTrust. TruthSquad will differentiate itself from its peers by bringing in the crowd, combining the talents of professional journalists with the eagerness (if not competitiveness) of the public to separate fact from less-than fact. As the Truthsquad homepage puts it, they’re “developing a pro-am network to fact-check political claims during the 2012 elections.

Continue to read Justin Ellis, www.niemanlab.org

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