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Separate fact from fiction with Truthsquad, the upcoming "pro-am" fact-checking service from NewsTrust and the Center for Public Integrity.

Truthsquad aims to revolutionize the field of fact checking by combining the best practices of crowdsourcing with the knowledge of a large nonprofit newsroom and the reach of major online news partners. This new initiative empowers citizens to collaborate with journalists to fact-check controversial claims from politicians and newsmakers. Participants are invited to post questionable claims online, research factual evidence supporting or opposing these claims, and verify their accuracy as a community, with professional oversight.

NewsTrust and The Center for Public Integrity / iWatch News have now partnered to develop Truthsquad.com, which we aim to launch as a daily service by early 2012. Our goal is to create a one-stop destination for fact-checked information -- featuring our own findings, as well as promoting the work of other trusted research organizations like FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and the Washington Post. Our advisors include Brooks Jackson, Craig Newmark, Dan Gillmor, Ellen Miller, Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis, with more advisors and partners to be announced in coming weeks. To learn more about our next steps, read the recent articles in The Atlantic and Nieman Journalism Lab.

NewsTrust launched its first pilot site for Truthsquad in August 2010, with funding from Omidyar Network and contributions from the Poynter Institute, MediaBugs and other partners and advisors. Reports on these first pilots are posted on PBS MediaShift and on the NewsTrust blog.

For more info, visit the Truthsquad pilot site and sign up, so we can inform you when our new service launches in coming months.

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  1. 1. Truthsquad Fact check your news Presented by: and CONFIDENTIAL
  2. 2. What is ? <ul><li>a crowd-sourced fact-checking service </li></ul><ul><li>a collaboration between journalists and citizens </li></ul><ul><li>a network of media and nonprofit partners </li></ul><ul><li>a new way to expose misinformation </li></ul><ul><li>an initial focus on the 2012 elections </li></ul><ul><li>an immune system for democracy </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sample Truth squad
  4. 4. Sample Truth squad
  5. 5. Truthsquad Home Page A project of iWatch News and NewsTrust, in partnership with
  6. 6. Truthsquad Home Page - Below
  7. 7. Truthsquad UnChecked Claim Page
  8. 8. Truthsquad Checked Claim Screen
  9. 9. Truthsquad Checked Claim Screen 2
  10. 10. Truthsquad Source Page
  11. 11. Truthsquad Member Page
  12. 12. Widgets
  13. 13. Widgets
  14. 14. Sidebar Widget 2 on CBS News
  15. 15. Popup Widget on CBS News - Facts
  16. 16. Truth squad Mobile
  17. 17. A Growing Network National Sources FactCheck.org PolitiFact Washington Post Fact-Checker Associated Press Fact Checks CBS Political Hotsheet CNN Political Ticker New York Times etc. Truthsquad can aggregate (link to) fact-checks from a network of credible sources. Local Sources Arizona Republic Bama Fact Check Florida Times-Union Honolulu Civil Beat Minnesota Public Radio Michigan Truthsquad Voice of San Diego etc.
  18. 18. Our Vision <ul><li>Help people separate fact from fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Create a distributed network for fact-checking </li></ul><ul><li>Enable citizen fact checkers to research and share fact-checks </li></ul><ul><li>Assign experienced journalists to verify claims & guide citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Correct errors and stop rumors , starting in the 2012 elections </li></ul>and
  19. 19. Pilot
  20. 20. Truth squad First Pilot • a community fact-checking experiment • verify controversial claims from newsmakers • citizens collaborate with journalists • 10 times more participation than NewsTrust •  instant polls, with links and comments •  first partners: Poynter , MediaBugs •  advisor: Brooks Jackson ( FactCheck.org ) •  funders: Omidyar Network and MacArthur • 24 claims from August 2010 to May 2011
  21. 23. Pilot Takeways Here are our key takeaways from our Truthsquad pilots so far: • A game-like experience makes fact-checking more engaging . • A “pro-am” collaboration delivers more reliable results. • Crowd contributions are limited , requiring oversight and rewards . • Truthsquad fills a gap between journalism and social media .
  22. 24. Check it out <ul><li>Visit our pilot site: </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up: </li></ul><ul><li>Fact-check a claim: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact us: </li></ul>truthsquad.com newstrust.net/partners/truthsquad newstrust.net/truthsquad [email_address]