New Chrome spells difficulties for metered paywalls, tools for fighting fake news, and more
Free tools to fight fake news
According to the Pew Research Center, most US adults (63%) think that altered videos and images create considerable confusion.
While doctored images aren’t new, the easy availability of creation tools and a pressured publishing cycle has made the work of journalists even tougher.
This week, we’ve rounded up five powerful (and free) tools for journalists to use to verify fake images and videos.
None of these tools are especially complicated, but all help as a quick sanity check on the accuracy of content before publishing, and can be easily integrated into a workflow.
What’s new this week
A month ago, almost to the day, we reported that Chrome would make it easier to bypass paywalls. Google has now made it official, confirming that with the release of Chrome 76—slated for July 30—publishers will no longer be able to detect when a user is in Incognito Mode.
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